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Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Bringing healthy, locally sourced food to every cafeteria

10th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

April 21-23, 2020 | Albuquerque, New Mexico

Save the date for the 10th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, coming to Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 21-23, 2020! Hosted by the National Farm to School Network, this biennial event will convene hundreds of movement leaders working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of healthy food and agricultural literacy across America.

Cafeterias in schools, childcare centers, universities, hospitals and other institutions serve more than 40 million Americans every day, placing the farm to cafeteria movement at the forefront of efforts to grow healthier communities, advance equity and justice, and strengthen local food systems. The National Farm to Cafeteria Conference is the only national gathering of stakeholders from across this movement, making it the premier opportunity to learn, network and innovate with like-minded leaders from across the country.

Important Dates
Please note that these date are anticipated but may change.
Aug. 21 - Oct. 4, 2019: Workshop & Poster Proposals Accepted
Sept. 25 - Nov. 1 , 2019: Scholarship Application Opens
Nov. 27, 2019: RFP Notification
January 2020: Registration Opens



Registration Costs: Ticket types and registration costs are still being finalized and will be posted here when available. If needed for your planning and budgeting purposes, we anticipate that a regular, full-conference ticket will be around $400. Early bird prices and additional ticket types will also be available.

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CLOSED: Scholarship Applications

Submissions Deadline: Nov. 1, 2019


The scholarship application is now closed. The initial notifications of award will be sent by December 13 and those awardees will have until January 10, 2020 to accept the scholarship. Some applicants may be placed on a waitlist for awards at that time in anticipation of available funding increases between December 13 and April 15. All questions about scholarships can be sent to conference@farmtoschool.org.


CLOSED: Call for Workshop & Poster Proposals

Submission Deadline: Oct. 4, 2019


The workshop and poster Request for Proposals is now closed. Notification of your proposal's status will be provided by November 27, 2019. All questions about the RFP can be sent to conference@farmtoschool.org.

9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Held April 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio


The 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conferencewas held April 25-27, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Presentations and materials shared during workshop sessions are available in the conference mobile app. Photos and highlights from the gathering can be viewed here. Visit the archived conference website to learn more about the 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference.

Find more photos on our Flickr page.