Farm to School Summit
The Montana Farm to School Summit: Digging Deeper will be held August 11-12, 2021
in Helena, Montana.
- The Montana Farm to School Summit will take place August 11-12, 2021.
- Registration for in-person attendance is open until August 4.
- Registration for virtual attendance is now open!
- Share the 2021 Montana Farm to School Summit flyer between now and August 2021 to promote the statewide conference!
Learn and share how Montana schools and programs are cultivating success through the core elements of farm to school--serving local foods, school gardens, and nutrition, agriculture, and food education. Workshops, field trips, and networking opportunities will provide inspiration and skill building. The conference will feature national and Montana farm to school champions who will share their stories and experiences. The summit will feature Montana Harvest of the Month successes and resources.
The target audience includes 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, groups that support farm to school efforts, and more.
- Overview Agenda
- Workshop Schedule and Descriptions
- Keynote Speaker
- Tours + Short Course Descriptions
Registration for attending the Summit in-person is open!
- Early Bird (March 18 - May 31st): $65.00
- Regular (June 1 - July 27): $85.00
- Late Registration (July 28 - August 4): $100.00
- Student (March 18 - August 4): $30.00
Your registration fee includes lunch on both days, dinner on Wednesday, and snacks. Your ticket is fully refundable until July 10, 2021. Should the conference need to be cancelled or changed, your registration fee will be refunded.
Please note: The Pre-Conference Party, hosted by Helena Food Share on Tuesday, August 10, is full. Attendees can no longer register for that event. We are sorry for any inconveniences.
The Montana Farm to School Summit 2021 will offer select sessions virtually at no cost on August 11-12 for those who cannot attend the in-person conference. Virtual sessions will include the keynote from Mariah Gladstone of IndigiKitchen, morning and closing plenaries, and a select number of breakouts and shortcourses. More information and connection details will be provided after registration.
Scholarship applications are now closed.
Below are a few hotel options in Helena. Since the conference is held in peak season, we recommend reserving your lodging early. Presenters and scholarship recipients who requested lodging assistance will have rooms booked on their behalf and will receive confirmation emails from Aubree Roth ([email protected]) or Lizzie Gill ([email protected]).
835 Great Northern Blvd, Helena, MT 59601
Group Rate: $140 per night
To reserve, visit the MT F2S Summit Group Rate Webpage or call (406) 457-5500 and ask for the Montana Farm to School Summit block.
22 N. Last Chance Gulch, Helena MT 59601
2301 Colonial Dr., Helena, MT 590601
This conference is hosted by our partners.
We are seeking sponsorships! Please contact Aubree Roth at (406) 994-5996 or [email protected] for more information.
This material is based upon work that is supported by the Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.