By Rebecca Stone, VT FEED

Posted March 11, 2015


8 Great Reasons to Attend the Farm to School Forum

8 Great Reasons to Attend the Northeast Farm to School Forum & Farm to Institution Summit

Still haven’t registered for the Farm to School Forum on April 7th at the Northeast Farm to Institution Summit? Don’t miss out!

Here are 8 GREAT reasons why you should sign up today:

1. Be a pioneer

BE PART OF the VERY FIRST SUMMIT for Northeast Farm to School and Farm to Institution leaders to network, learn from other states, and share your work.

2. It’s a steal

Registration is only $40 for students, farmers and AmeriCorps members! And we want to help you come, regardless of your ability to pay. There are still scholarships available.

3. Nurture your network

Meet the people who are leading food system change in the Northeast. Connect with hundreds of cross-sector attendees who can help you further your work: Farmers. Funders. Food service. State and regional government. Teachers. Healthcare workers. Food hubs and distributors. Administrators. Students. Community leaders.

4. Don’t get scooped

The Farm to School Forum features 19 exciting workshops and two plenary sessions – all packed with news on what’s in the future for Farm to School. Come and learn about the hottest new ideas for school meals, FTS policy, funding sources, food access, innovations in supply and procurement, classrooms and cafeterias.

5. Try the best campus food in the US

UMass Amherst just earned “Best Campus Food” honors from the Princeton Review. And they have a yummy local banquet planned for you. Learn from their outstanding food service program and save plenty of room for mealtime!

6. Get tales from the trenches

Some of the best stories come straight from the ground. Hear stories from across the US from Laura Stanley, host of Inside School Food. Meet the winners of the Farm to School “Recipes for Success” contest and pick up some “recipes” to try out in your own work.

7. Rub shoulders with the bigwigs

You’ll get to hobnob and hear from amazing regional and national policy leaders including Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, Vermont Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets Chuck Ross, and Executive Director of the National Farm to School Network Anupama Joshi.

8. Rock out at the Cajun dance party

Dance off all that amazing food and get down with Farm to Institution friends and Jesse Lege & the Bayou Brew. We hear the Farm to Hospital folks need some dance floor schoolin’…

Early bird registration rates end Friday, March 13. Don’t delay! Learn more and register today at