Upcoming Training & Events 

Montana Farm to School Showcases

Showcase Flyer ThumbnailThis fall, two Montana Farm to School Showcases provide opportunities for anyone interested in the program to see how sites around the state successfully implement farm to school. Attendees will discover how the schools’ teams implement farm to school in the cafeteria, classroom, and community, and be equipped with the information and resources to start or grow farm to school in their community. Those in attendance will also get the inside scoop on how stakeholders work together successfully, and specific examples will prove to be beneficial to anyone wanting to grow the movement in their community. Two virtual showcases will be held this October:

  • Farm to School During COVID: October 2 at 10:00-2:00pm MST (with 1 hour lunch break). Register Here
  • Farm to Tray Tour: October 27 at 3:00-5:00pm MST. Register Here

After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing connection information.

Montana Farm to School Summit: Digging Deeper

Summit logo 2021The 2021 Montana Farm to School Summit: Digging Deeper will be held on August 11-12, 2021, at the Best Western Great Northern in Helena.  Learn and share how schools and programs are practicing farm to school initiatives across Montana. Dig deeper into the core elements of farm to school, which includes serving local foods, school gardens, nutrition, agriculture, and food education. Workshops, experiential learning, and networking opportunities will provide inspiration, ideas, and resources for all people interested in farm to school. Visit the Farm to School Summit page for more information and watch out for reopening details on workshop proposals and registration. 

Archived Training & Webinars

USDA hosts farm to school webinar series on a regular basis. Check out the current webinar series or recorded versions online.

 Download the participant packet

Chef Donna's Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Creating and Using a School Garden as an Outdoor Classroom

Funding Farm to School: Grants & Other Creative Funding Sources

Get Kids Hooked on Cooking in the Classroom 

Getting Started with Farm to Early Care and Education

MT Beef to School Stories 

Six #SocialMedia Strategies You Can Use to Promote Your Program NOW

 NFSN hosts farm to school webinars which are archived in their resources database