MISSOULA – Registration is now open for the 2018 Montana Farm to School Summit, “Cultivating Connections,” which will be held Sept. 13-14, at the University of Montana. The early bird registration and discount
Summit participants learn and share how schools and programs are cultivating connections across Montana through the core elements of farm to school – serving local foods, school gardens, nutrition, agriculture and food education. Workshops, field trips
All individuals interested in farm to school programs are encouraged to attend, including food producers and food businesses, school and summer food service personnel, afterschool program coordinators, teachers, school administrators, preschool and childcare providers, parents, students, farm to school practitioners and groups that support farm to school efforts. Continuing education units will be available through the Early Childhood Project and the Office of Public Instruction’s teacher and school nutrition professional programs.
Farm to school programs
Additional conference co-hosts are Eat Right Montana/Action for Healthy Kids, Eat Smart Missoula, Garden City Harvest, Lake County Community Development Corp., Montana Department of Agriculture, Montana Farmers Union, Montana Food Bank Network, Montana FoodCorps, MSU Extension, National Center for Appropriate Technology, National Farm to School Network, the Office of Public Instruction, UM Dining, USDA Farm to School, Western Montana Growers Cooperative and Whitefish Public School.