Farm to Cafeteria conference set for April 25-27

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COLUMBUS  — Ohio State University Extension will host the National Farm to Cafeteria conference in Cincinnati April 25-27.

The conference is designed for school districts looking to start or expand a Farm to School program, consumers who want to learn more about local food opportunities, as well as farmers and producers looking for ways to sell fresh, local foods to schools and other institutional cafeterias.

The conference is April 26, 7 a.m.-5:15 p.m., and April 27, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Cincinnati.

The conference will include speakers, workshops, poster presentations, field trips and several short courses.

Forum

The event will also include a pre-conference forum April 25 to highlight Ohio’s Farm to School program and focus on emerging issues, opportunities, challenges and barriers, and policy development.

The forum will include a dinner as an example of a locally sourced Ohio Farm to School meal that would qualify as part of the school lunch program,.

Register

Registration for the conference is $250 due by March 9, with additional costs for field trips and short courses. After March 9, the registration fee increases to $300.

To register or for information visit go.osu.edu/farm2school-conference.

For more information about the preconference, contact Amy Fovargue at 740-398-8397 or fovargue.1@osu.edu.

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