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Vermont Farm to College Convening

Vermont Tech
Randolph, VT

Date:  March 17th
Time:  9:30am-4pm
Location: Vermont Technical College, Randolph Vermont
Cost: Free

The purpose is to help answer these big questions:
How can colleges be leaders in changing the food system through education and purchasing?  
How can a college farm intersect both academics and food purchasing/preparation?

We will hear from innovative projects underway and also give participants the time to work together.  The Target audience includes students, dining services, administrators, producers, distributors, food system junkies. The over-arching Goal is to Build cross-office/cross-disciplinary teams from different campuses to both learn from other campuses, and have time to work together on some visioning/planning/discussion about their campus food system.

Panelists include:
Philip Ackerman-Leist (Green Mountain College)
Susie Walsh (University of Vermont)
Molly Willard (Vermont Tech College)
Louise Calderwood (Sterling College)
Others TBD

This event is hosted by the FINE Farm to College Project with funding from Jane's Trust and the John Merck Fund.
Co-sponsors include Vermont Technical College and the Farm to Institution Task Force of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network.

Learn more: http://foodconnects.org/farm-to-college.html