The 2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit will bring together 500+ people who are leveraging the power of institutions to transform our food system.
Please join us for up to three exciting days of learning, sharing, exploring and connecting. The 2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit is designed for food service operators, people who work at institutions, and local food advocates as well as farmers, processors, and distributors. The goal is to maximize collective impact and overcome challenges to buying more local food. The summit will feature programming that focuses on farm to school, farm to campus, and farm to health care, as well as cross-sector themes.
Farm to Institution New England along with our partners Health Care Without Harm, the Northeast Farm to School Collaborative, the New England Farm & Sea to Campus Network, and UMass Amherst are pleased to bring you our third biennial New England Farm to Institution Summit, which will take place on April 2-4, 2019 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The 2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit program will feature a dynamic and inspiring array of sessions, speakers, activities, cooking demos, field trips, exhibitors, entertainment, and networking time. This three-day conference includes farm to institution programming specifically for schools, colleges, hospitals, and corrections as well as many cross-cutting topics.
You can expect dozens of exciting breakout sessions on topics such as food production and processing; building the supply chain; engaging stakeholders; transparency and traceability; community health; culinary innovation; Farm Bill updates; financial analysis; opportunity assessment; food waste; and so much more!
Join us for career networking opportunities, an exciting exhibition fair, an unforgettable seafood lunch, four unique field trips, and an inspiring keynote address.
Coming soon: the full agenda, including session titles, descriptions, and scheduling.
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