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Farm to Institution Summit

Date: April 7-9, 2015 (See you in 2017!)
Location: Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA
Contact: [email protected]

The 2015 Farm to Institution Summit brought together leaders who are working to increase the amount of local and regional food served in schools, colleges and health care facilities.



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Farm to Institution Summit


The program was chock full of engaging sessions, inspiring speakers, exciting tours, fun social events and more! Our full program is available online. 



Transparency Pledge

A food system that is transparent from the point of production to consumption allows for individuals and institutions alike to make informed decisions about their food. We invite you to pledge with us to promote transparency throughout our food supply chain! Questions? Visit our FAQs





Over 600 leaders from the Northeast joined together for this three-day conference. Online registration closed on April 1st. Stay tuned for info about registration in 2017!




Travel & Lodging

The summit was hosted at UMass Amherst in the center of the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Lodging was available at Hotel UMass and local hotels.






Are you an advocate, educator, foodservice rep, institutional chef, farmer, fisherman, processor, distributor, aggregator, student, sustainability coordinator, clinician or policymaker? This conference is for you!


The 2015 Farm to Institution Summit is brought to you by: 


Is your company or organization interested in supporting the farm to institution movement and promoting your cause? Please consider sponsoring the Farm to Institution Summit! We're offering an array of great benefits to our sponsors.  

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We've selected UMass Amherst as our host site for many reasons, but most importantly, we are excited to highlight the innovative work of their campus dining services. UMass Amherst is now ranked second nationally for best campus food by The Princeton Review’s 2015 edition of “The Best 379 Colleges.” The ranking is the latest in a string of honors for UMass Amherst’s Dining Services, which has been recognized nationally for its sustainability initiatives, nutrition programs and promotions and special events. Several Dining Services chefs have also earned top honors in regional and national competitions in recent months. And yes, they have signed on to the Real Food Challenge and are on track to sourcing 20% real food by 2020!

UMass will be providing all our conference meals. We will be providing menu options that meet the needs of omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, gluten free, as well as those who will be observing Passover. Please indicate your dietary preferences on the online registration form.  

All meals are included in the cost of registration with the exception of Wednesday night's Localvore Dinner. 

Exhibitor Fair

The exhibitor fair at the Farm to Institution Summit will be a great opportunity to promote your products and services, build awareness around your mission, strengthen relationships and meet new customers and collaborators! The exhibitor fair is now full.

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