Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Farm to School Conference Details

This just in from our friends at Henrico County Extension:

Cultivating Virginia's Farm to School Program: A Conference for Farmers, School Nutrition Directors & Interested Citizens

When: December 10, 2008

Where: University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, 100 Darden Blvd, 22903

Time: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

RSVP is required! Please register with the Northern District Office at (540) 341-7961 or

Cost to Attend: $20

Send to: Virginia Cooperative Extension Northern District Office C/O Farm to School Conference P.O. Box 701 Warrenton VA 20188

Please make checks payable to VCE- Northern District

Farm to school brings healthy food from local farms to school children nationwide. These programs connect schools with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing health and nutrition education opportunities that will last a lifetime, and supporting local small farmers.

The specific purpose of this educational conference is to 1) learn how farm to school is coordinated across the United States, 2) provide a review of Task Force findings and current local efforts, 3) learn about potential model farm to school programs for Virginia, and 4) explore how Virginia can more effectively link its schools, farming and food systems together to improve the economic viability of agriculture and health and nutrition of Virginia's youth

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