Farm to School Summit
The next Montana Farm to School Summit will be held September 13-14, 2018 at University of Montana in Missoula, Montana.
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.
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 is subject to change.
|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 SteelDoors: 6:00PM
|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 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
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.