The Iowa Farm to School Conference will be held at Central College in Pella, Iowa on June 21-22, 2019. Hosted by the Iowa Farm to School Network, the conference will bring together farm to school and farm to early care and education stakeholders from across the state for two days of learning, sharing, networking and movement building. Conference workshops, keynote address and an evening social will take place on Friday, June 21. Field trips and intensive courses will be offered on Saturday, June 22. Save the date now, and stay tuned for the full conference program and registration information later in March.
Who will attend
The goal of the conference is to support and inspire those interested in starting or already implementing farm to school and farm to early care and education across the state. Attendees will include educators, food service professionals, school administrations, early childhood providers, farmers, wellness and public health professionals, student leaders, community organizers, policy makers, parent advocates and other who support farm to school efforts. Workshop track topics will include cafeteria (local procurement strategy), classroom (farm to school curriculum), and community (partnerships and collaboration). New this year – two additional tracks will be focused on topics for high school student leaders and early childhood practitioners.
Sponsors & Exhibitors
Support the momentum for farm to school trainings and networking in Iowa! Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are now available. Learn more at: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/localfoods/iowa-farm-to-school-conference/
Help us spread the word
Please help us spread the word about the conference by sharing this exciting farm to school opportunity widely with your networks. Below you’ll find suggested copy for promoting the conference on social media, in newsletters/blogs, and more. If you’d like to learn more about how you can help promote the conference, contact Anna Mullen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the conference is available at: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/localfoods/iowa-farm-to-school-conference/
Join the 2019 Iowa Farm to School Conference Facebook Event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2291234527583074/
Click the images below to see some highlights from last year's event.