Illustrated logo with pile of soil and shovel with words Montana Farm to School Summit 2020: Digging Deeper

The Montana Farm to School Summit: Digging Deeper will be held August 11-12, 2021 in Helena, Montana.

Important Dates

  • The Montana Farm to School Summit was held August 11-12, 2021.
  • Recordings, slides, and handouts from the Summit sessions have been uploaded to the Training and Events Archive.
Questions?

Contact:

Aubree Roth

Montana Farm to School Coordinator

[email protected]

(406) 994-5996

Purpose

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.  

Target Audience

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.

Agenda

 

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Registration for In-Person

In-person registration is now closed. .

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Virtual Sessions + Registration

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.

Registration is closed.

Recordings + Resources

Recordings, slides, and handouts have now been uploaded to the Trainings and Events Archive.

 

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

We are offering CEUs for: Early Childhood Project, OPI Teacher Credits, School Nutrition Professionals, and others as requested for both in-person attendees and virtual attendees.

In-Person Attendees

To receive CEUs, complete the CEU Attendance Form, having the appropriate section stamped or initialed by the presenter or the session assistant at the end of each session. At the end of the conference, return your CEU Attendance Form to the registration table. Your certificate or form (depending on the CEU type) with the number of CEU hours received will be emailed to you following the conference. CEU hours are determined by your Attendance Form.

Virtual Attendees

Participants who attend the live virtual sessions may receive CEU hours. Unfortunately, we cannot offer CEUs to those who watch the recorded versions. To receive CEUs for the virtual sessions, be sure to type your first and last name and the type of CEU you wish to receive into the chatbox during the live session. This is how we will take attendance. Your certificate or form (depending on the CEU type) with the number of CEU hours received will be emailed to you following the conference. CEU hours are determined by the attendance sheets.

Program Specific Instructions

Early Childhood Project

  • Requires a two-hour minimum. If you attend fewer than two hours of sessions, you will not receive a certificate.
  • Once you receive your certificate, log into your Early Childhood Project account, and submit via the Individual Training Request form, attaching the certificate.

OPI Teacher Professional Development

  • Once you receive your OPI Certificate of Renewal Units form, you will complete the form and submit with the instructions on page two of the form.

School Nutrition Professionals

  • You will receive a certificate which you can keep for your records and submit according to your normal professional development processes.

Scholarships

Scholarship applications are now closed.

 

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Conference Accomodations

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 have had rooms booked on their behalf and have received confirmation emails from Aubree Roth ([email protected]) or Lizzie Gill ([email protected]).

 

Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel

835 Great Northern Blvd, Helena, MT 59601

Group Rate: $140 per night Group block is full

 

Double Tree by Hilton Helena Downtown

(406) 443-2200

22 N. Last Chance Gulch, Helena MT 59601


Delta Hotel by Marriott Helena Colonial

(406) 443-2100

2301 Colonial Dr., Helena, MT 590601 

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Partners

This conference is hosted by our partners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsors

We are seeking sponsorships! Please contact Aubree Roth at (406) 994-5996 or [email protected] for more information.

Sponsor Packet

             

       

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.