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National Farm to School Network

Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Bringing healthy, locally sourced food to every cafeteria

9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

April 25-27, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio


Save the date for the 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference coming to Cincinnati, Ohio, April 25-27, 2018! Hosted by the National Farm to School Network, this biennial event will convene more than 1,000 diverse stakeholders working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America. 

The term “farm to cafeteria” encompasses all efforts to bring healthy, locally sourced food, nutrition and agriculture education opportunities to institutional cafeteria settings. This includes but is not limited to public and private early care and education settings, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, hospitals and prisons. The conference is designed to appeal to beginners and veterans of the movement alike, and attendees will come from across the nation and Canada, and from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Mark your calendar now with these important conference dates: 

Workshop and poster proposal deadline: Nov. 14, 2017
Notification of workshop/poster proposal selection: Dec. 15, 2017
Scholarship application period: Dec. 18, 2017 - Feb. 12, 2018
Early bird registration: Jan. 29 - March 9, 2018
Registration closes: April 9, 2018
Conference: April 25-27, 2018

Additional information coming soon. Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive the latest updates and important deadline alerts. Questions? Send us a note at conference@farmtoschool.org and someone from our team will be in touch as soon as possible.