University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Farm to Institution Summit will bring together leaders from the Northeast who are working to get more regionally grown food into institutions. Representatives from schools, colleges and healthcare facilities, along with their food supply chain partners and farm to institution advocates, will convene for three exciting days to overcome challenges to increasing their local food purchases. The summit will feature three sector-specific forums for farm to school, farm to college and farm to healthcare, plus a full day of cross-sector workshops, sessions, speakers and activities. It will be held at UMass Amherst on April 7-9, 2015.
The 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. Summit conveners believe that we are better together — working collaboratively strengthens each of us and increases our ability to make a positive difference.
Are you an advocate, educator, foodservice professional, institutional chef, farmer, fisherman, processor, distributor, aggregator, student, sustainability coordinator, clinician, policymaker or someone else engaged in the farm to institution movement? This conference is just for you!
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