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Farm to school is taking place in all 50 states and D.C.! Select a state from the list below to learn more or contact a state lead. 

National Farm to School Network

Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Bringing healthy, locally sourced food to every cafeteria


Save the date: June 2-4, 2016, in Madison, Wisconsin

Save the date for the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, a biennial event hosted by the National Farm to School Network that will convene more than 1,500 diverse stakeholders working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America.

Cafeterias in schools and early care, colleges and universities, hospitals and other institutional settings serve tens of millions of Americans every day, placing the farm to cafeteria movement at the forefront of the fight to end obesity and strengthen local food systems. The 2016 conference theme Moving Forward Together lifts up new and innovative partnerships to continue to build momentum and ensure long-term sustainability in the movement.

Be a Speaker

Lend your expertise and stories to the farm to cafeteria movement. Join us as a presenter, panelist or put together a poster representing your research or a case study from your community. The RFP for conference workshops, lightning talks and poster sessions is now open through December 4, 2015.

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Showcase Your Company

Sponsor workshop tracks, local foods receptions, field trips and short courses, the conference mobile app and more. Whatever your marketing needs, our sponsorship opportunities are designed to meet them. Take advantage of exclusive or non-exclusive sponsorships, unique branding opportunities and exhibit space.

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Visit Madison

We're thrilled to be convening in Madison, Wis., next spring, where we can learn about innovative local foods partnerships directly from the source. The conference will be held at the Monona Terrace, a 250,000-square foot conference facility on the shores of Lake Monona designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Explore Madison

Registration will open February 15, 2016 - More information coming soon!

7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference: Powering Up

Held April 2014 in Austin, Texas

The 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference: Powering Up was held April 15-18, 2014 in Austin Texas. Presentations and materials shared at the conference are now available on our resources page; find them by searching for the keyword "conference." Read more about the 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference: Powering Up by visiting the archived conference website

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