The next Montana Farm to School Summit will be held September 13-14, 2018 at University of Montana in Missoula, Montana.

Purpose

MT F2S Summit 2018 Logo

The intent of the conference is to bring together farm to school stakeholders across Montana to learn and gain inspiration from each other while strengthening and building relationships with the end goal of increasing and enhancing farm to school programs throughout the state. This event will provide an opportunity to showcase outstanding programs and projects in the Missoula area to a statewide and national audience. The conference will increase engagement throughout the state by providing opportunities for student engagement, integrating native foods and culture, and connecting to rural food systems.

Target Audience

The target audience will include a wide swath to include all stakeholders involved and interested in farm to school. This includes school and summer food service personnel, teachers, school administration, childcare providers, parents, students, food producers and vendors, farm to school practitioners including FoodCorps service members, and groups that support farm to school efforts. It is vital for the conference to include a diverse group of attendees and presenters and attempts will be made to secure scholarship funds to provide opportunities.

Agenda

Agenda is subject to change.

Day 1 - Thursday, September 13
8:00AM  –  6:30PM

Registration & Check-In

8:30AM  –  4:30PM

Pre-conference Workshops & Field Trips Optional

5:00PM  –  6:00PM

Farm to College Dinner

6:00PM  –  7:30PM

Welcome Remarks & Keynote Speaker Anim Steel

Doors: 6:00PM
Day 2 - Friday, September 14
7:00AM – 8:00AM

Registration & Check-In

8:00AM – 9:50AM

Welcome, Plenary Session, Montana Food Talks, Panel

9:50AM – 10:00AM

Break, Snacks, Transition to Workshops

10:00AM – 10:50AM

Workshop Block 1

11:00AM – 11:50AM

Workshop Block 2

 12:00PM – 1:20PM Lunch and Networking Activity
1:30PM – 2:20PM Workshop Block 3
2:30PM – 3:30PM Closing, Goal Setting, and Prize Drawing
 4:30PM – 7:00PM  Summit After Party

Registration

Registration will open April 2018.

Conference Registration Fees:

  • Early Bird (until 6/30/18) Conference Registration: $40
  • Regular (7/1/18 - 9/6/18) Conference Registration: $60
  • Late Conference Registration (9/7/18-9/13/18): $70

Pre-Conference Session Registration Fees:

  • Full-Day Pre-Conference Tours/Workshops (optional): $30
  • Half-Day Pre-Conference Tours/Workshops (optional): $20
  • 2-Hour Pre-Conference Tours/Workshops (optional): $10

Partners

This conference is hosted by Montana Team Nutrition Program, Montana State University, Montana Office of Public Instruction, University of Montana Dining Services, National Center for Appropriate Technology, Montana Department of Agriculture, Montana FoodCorps, Garden City Harvest, National Farm to School Network, Lake County Community Development Corporation, Montana Farmers Union, USDA Office of Community Food Systems, Western Montana Growers Cooperative, Whitefish Public Schools, Montana Food Bank Network, Eat Right Montana/Action for Healthy Kids, Eat Smart Missoula, Destination Missoula.