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About

Name: 2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit
Tagline: Celebrate. Mobilize. Transform.

Dates: April 2-4, 2019

Location: Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center
UMass Amherst
1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003

Online

Website: www.f2isummit.org
Hashtags: #f2isummit #farmtoinstitution
Social Media Handle: @farm2inst

 

Event details

Hosts

The 2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit is brought to you by Farm to Institution New England (FINE) in collaboration with Health Care Without Harm, UMass Amherst, the Northeast Farm to School Collaborative, and the New England Farm & Sea to Campus Network.

Event Overview

Farm to Institution New England along with our partners UMass Amherst, Health Care Without Harm, the Northeast Farm to School Collaborative, the New England Farm & Sea to Campus Network are pleased to announce the third biennial New England Farm to Institution Summit, which will take place on April 2-4, 2019 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Since the first gathering in 2015, the New England Farm to Institution Summit has become a seminal event for stakeholders working to transform our regional food system. More than 500 participants are expected at the event, including foodservice operators, producers, supply chain businesses, advocates, public officials, and others dedicated to this work. The summit seeks to bring together an inclusive, diverse regional network of individuals and entities across all parts of the food system.

The summit welcomes both newcomers and pioneers on the forefront of the movement to inspire change and generate energy through sharing best practices and innovative strategies; enhancing network capacity through skill building; and strengthening our collective impact by engaging leaders and policymakers in shared problem-solving.

Steering Committee

Peter Allison, Farm to Institution New England
Chris Howland, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Randall Liberty, Maine State Prison
Renee Page, Healthy Communities of the Capital Area
Stacey Purslow, NH Farm to School
Dana Stevens, Farm to Institution New England
John Stoddard, Health Care Without Harm
Tania Taranovski, Farm to Institution New England

Objective

The New England Farm to Institution Summit is designed to identify issues that cut across the sectors and the region, highlight important successes and achievements in farm to institution in the region, develop collaborative strategies to pursue, inspire and engage participants on important and challenging work, and show connections between sectors, states, and supply chain stakeholders.

Audience

Do you have an innovative idea, a set of best practices, or a policy proposal to share? Has your institution been leading the charge to improve our food system? Are you a student mobilizing your school to support regional producers, protect the environment, and pay food chain workers a fair wage? Are you running an institutional dining program while tracking your sustainability impact? Are you a regional producer selling to institutions? Do you want to brainstorm some big solutions with other great food systems practitioners in the region? This conference is for you!

Registration

Early bird registration will open in January!

Scholarships

We offered dozens of partial scholarships to people who requested financial assistance to attend the #F2ISummit.

Program

The New England Farm to Institution Summit program is chock full of engaging sessions, inspiring speakers, exciting tours, fun social events and more! Get the latest at www.f2isummit.org/program.

Exhibitor Fair

The exhibitor fair at the #F2ISummit will be a great opportunity to promote your products and services, build awareness around your mission, strengthen relationships and meet new customers and collaborators!

Contact

Questions? Suggestions? Contact us at summit@farmtoinst.org.

Links

General: www.f2isummit.org 
Registration: 
www.f2isummit.org/register
Facebook Event:
www.facebook.com/events/1510867872374628/

 

sample communications

When you create social media posts about New England Farm to Institution Summit, use the hashtags #f2isummit and #farm2institution. Keep us in the loop about how you or organization is preparing for the 2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit by tagging us in your social media posts or stories.

Objective: Save the date

Language for Oct. 2nd - Jan. 1st

Newsletter/Email/Blog: Save the date the third biennial New England Farm to Institution Summit on April 2-4, 2019 at UMass Amherst in Amherst, Massachusetts! The #F2iSummit is designed for foodservice operators, people who work at institutions, and local food advocates as well as farmers, fishermen, 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, farm to health care, as well as cross-sector themes. The 2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit is hosted by Farm to Institution New England in partnership with Health Care Without Harm, the Northeast Farm to School Collaborative, the New England Farm & Sea to Campus Network, and UMass Amherst. Visit www.f2isummit.org to learn more.

Facebook & Instagram V1: Save the date for @farm2inst‘s third biennial New England Farm to Institution Summit on April 2-4, 2019 at UMass Amherst in Amherst, Massachusetts! The #f2isummit is designed for foodservice 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. Visit www.f2isummit.org to learn more.

Twitter V1: Save the date for @farm2inst‘s 2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit! The #f2isummit will be held on April 2-4, 2019 at UMass Amherst in Amherst, MA. Visit www.f2isummit.org to learn more.

Twitter V2: Save the date! You’re invited to the third biennial New England Farm to Institution Summit, which will take place on April 2-4, 2019 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Visit www.f2isummit.org to learn more. #f2isummit

Objective: Submit a session proposal

Language for Oct. 2nd - Nov. 23rd

Newsletter/Email/Blog: Do you have an innovative idea, a set of best practices, or a policy proposal to share? Do you want to brainstorm some big solutions with other great food systems practitioners in the region? Submit a proposal idea for the New England Farm to Institution Summit by Nov. 23rd. To find more information about the #f2isummit and how proposals will be reviewed, visit www.f2isummit.org/rfp

Facebook & Instagram V1: Do you have an innovative idea, a set of best practices, or a policy proposal to share? Do you want to brainstorm some big solutions with other great food systems practitioners in the region? Join @farm2inst by submitting a proposal idea for the New England Farm to Institution Summit by Nov. 23rd. To find more information about the #f2isummit and how proposals will be reviewed, visit www.f2isummit.org/rfp

Facebook & Instagram V2: @farm2inst is now seeking session proposals for the 2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit! Since the first gathering in 2015, the biennial #f2isummit has become a seminal event for stakeholders working to transform our regional food system. Join us by submitting a proposal idea that will bring the New England food systems community together to CELEBRATE what we’ve accomplished, MOBILIZE more stakeholders, and TRANSFORM the farm-to-institution supply chain. The request for proposals is open until Nov. 23rd. To find more information about what they are looking for and how proposals will be reviewed, visit www.f2isummit.org/rfp

Twitter V1: .@farm2inst is now seeking session proposals for the 2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit! The request for proposals is open until Nov. 23rd. To find more information about what they are looking for and how proposals will be reviewed, visit the summit website: www.f2isummit.org/rfp

Twitter V2: Do you have an innovative idea, a set of best practices, or a policy proposal to share? Join @farm2inst by submitting a proposal idea for the 2019 New England #f2isummit by Nov. 23rd. Visit www.f2isummit.org/rfp to find more information and how proposals will be reviewed.

 

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