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School Food Service Staff from Wenatchee around the tractor at Cloudview Ecofarms

As the movement of Farm to School is growing, more people are asking questions and getting involved.

A critical part of our work is getting the word out about Farm to School. We've been speaking with farmers, school staff, community organizations, and many additional stakeholders to share about the Farm to School market, programming opportunities, and how people can get involved.

Some topics we cover are:

  • Market Opportunities and Benefits of Farm to School
  • Farm to School Logistics and How to Get Started
  • Engaging a Diverse Group of Stateholders to Develop Farm to School Programs
  • Farm to School and Community Economic Development
  • Nutrition Education and Farm to School
  • Connecting Farm to School with classroom activites, including Career and Technical Education, Family and Consumer Science, and Culinary Arts
  • Geographic Preference and Local Food Purchasing
  • On-Farm Food Safety and Good Agricultural Practices

Below is a list of some conferences and events where we've presented:

Statewide:

  • OSPI Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Trainings
  • Washington School Nutrition Association Spring and Fall Workshop and Summer Conference Sessions
  • Tilth Organic Producers Conferences
  • Washington State Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
  • WA Association of Career and Technical Education Conferences
  • WSU Food$ense statewide conference for Policy, Systems and Environment Change
  • WA Family and Consumer Science Education Conference
  • WA State Farmers Market Association Annual Conference
  • WA State Food and Nutrition Council Annual Conferences
  • Washington State Environmental Health Association Annual Meeting

Regional:

  • North Olympic Penninsula Farm to School Conference
  • North Central Washington Farm to School Conference
  • San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit
  • Cascade Harvest Coaltition Farm-to-Table Meetings in Spokane, Walla Walla, Bellingham, Port Townsend, Yakima and Wenatchee

National:

  • National Farm to Cafeteria Conferences
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention, State Leads Meeting
  • National Conference of State Legislatures Annual Meeting

We have a range of Farm to School brochures, resources, and toolkits available, as well. If you are interested in incorporating Farm to School into your next conference or event, please contact Tricia Kovacs, 206-256-6150.

 

Last Updated: 5/1/2015