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



Aubree Roth

Montana Farm to School Coordinator

[email protected]

(406) 994-5996


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.



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Registration for In-Person

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.


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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.



Scholarship applications are now closed.

Contact Lizzie Gill at (406) 494-8672 or [email protected], with any questions or concerns.

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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 will have rooms booked on their behalf and will receive 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

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.


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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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.

Sponsor Packet

                         Northern Pulse Growers Association logo  Montana State University College of Education, Health & Human Developement logo.  Mission West Community Development Partners logoRoot Cellar Foods logoWestern Montana Growers Cooperative logoMT Department of Agriculture logo

Garden City Harvest logo   Eat Right Montana/Action for Healthy Kids    Montana Farmers Union LogoMarias River Farms logo    Northwestern Energy logo  Quality Foods Distributing logo

Montrail Bison LogoWheat Montana Logo  Farver Farms LogoKalispell Kreamery Logo

Native American Natural Foods LogoUSDA grant logo

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.