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Thursday, May 5, 2016

We're headed to the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference! Registration closes May 16

Join national leaders and local food advocates at the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference – next month in Madison!

On June 2-4, 2016, more than 1,500 people will converge on Madison, Wis., for the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference. The biennial event, hosted by the National Farm to School Network, is the only national gathering of farm to cafeteria professionals working to break down barriers to sourcing healthy, local food for institutional cafeterias and connect communities and children to where their food comes from. 

The 2016 conference theme, Moving Forward Together, will highlight innovative partnerships to build momentum and ensure long-term sustainability for local food efforts nationwide. Cafeterias in schools, early care and education sites, colleges and universities, hospitals, prisons and other institutional settings serve tens of millions of Americans every day, placing the farm to cafeteria movement at the forefront of the fight to end obesity and strengthen local food systems. 

MSU CRFS will be leading four workshops throughout the weekend with partners from across the state and nationally. We currently have a group of over 40 Michiganders representing initiatives from across the state that are connecting schools, early childhood programs, hospitals, and other institutions with local food. Will you be one of them?

Attendees of the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference will learn best practices, network with likeminded communities and bring home creative solutions that will help to nourish people and the economy. Register before the deadline on May 16 to take advantage of this opportunity to expand your local food and community health efforts. 

Hope to see you there!

Abby Harper
Farm to School Specialist
MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
480 Wilson Rd Rm 309 | East Lansing, MI 48824
(p) 517-432-4525 (f) 517-353-3834

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