By Peter Allison, Executive Director

Posted June 1, 2016

Events, News

National Farm to Cafeteria Conference - Entry #1

Updates from the Field

Greetings! This is Peter Allison, FINE's network director. I'm currently en route to Madison, Wisconsin for the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, with a layover and slight delay in Detroit. I'm excited to join over 1,000 peers from around the country working to get local, healthy, fresh food to institutional consumers. We're all doing this work to support our regional food systems, provide delicious healthy food to consumers, and promote vibrant community economics. I'm honored, and only slightly terrified, to have the opportunity to make several presentations about FINE and our projects, including the Maine Food for UMaine initiative, and network strategies more generally over the next three days. The conference website provides all the details. I look forward to sharing insights, learnings, new partnerships and more.