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Vermont Farm to School Conference

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 9:00am to Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Lake Morey Resort, 1 Clubhouse Road, Fairlee, VT 05045

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The conference agenda will include 26 workshops led by national, regional and local leaders in the farm to school movement, including two extended afternoon sessions on Wednesday, November 2nd focused on curriculum design and storytelling. National Director of the USDA Farm to School Program Deborah J. Kane will address the conference as keynote speaker on Thursday, November 3rd.

Wednesday evening’s dinner celebration will include a creative and delicious menu of local foods including dishes prepared using Vermont grown beans!  Betti Wiggins, Executive Director, Detroit Public Schools Office of School Nutrition, a 25+ year school nutrition veteran will present “How F2S Made Me a Triple A Threat” that evening.

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) and Vermont FEED in partnership with the VT Farm to School Network will be orchestrating this exciting two-day event designed to “Grow the Movement” by gathering all members of the Vermont Farm to School community to share knowledge, ideas, and inspiration. 

The November conference will bring together Vermont’s key stakeholders in the Farm to School program – school administrators, teachers, farmers, Food Service distributors, government officials, policy makers, non-profit partners, and of course, students.  Anyone interested in the Farm to School movement is encouraged to attend in order to learn more, share innovative ideas, and be part of strengthening Vermont’s growing Farm to School movement.

Featured image courtesy of Shelburne Orchards.