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Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Bringing healthy, locally sourced food to every cafeteria



Save the date for the 2016 National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, to be held June 1-4, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. The National Farm to Cafeteria Conference is a biennial event that convenes a diverse group of stakeholders from across the farm to cafeteria movement who are working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America. The conference is hosted by the National Farm to School Network, in partnership with a local host organization. 

The term “farm to cafeteria” encompasses all efforts to bring healthy, locally sourced food and nutrition and agriculture education opportunities to institutional cafeteria settings. This includes but is not limited to public and private preschools/early care 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 come from across the nation and Canada, and from a variety of diverse backgrounds. More information about the 2016 Farm to Cafeteria Conference 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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