Farm to School Regional Training

Date: September 30, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center, E3774 University Drive, Chatham, MI 49816
Contact: Michelle Walk, 906-635-6368, walkmich@msu.edu

Farm to School Regional Training Join us for the UP Farm to School Training! Whether you’re brand new to farm to school or a seasoned expert, this will be a great experience for you to increase your knowledge, meet and collaborate with colleagues developing farm to school efforts throughout the region, and provide you with new skills for beginning or expanding your farm to school programs. School food service directors, staff, and personnel are especially encouraged to attend, as well as farmers, extension educators, professionals, and curious minds working in or looking to expand into Farm to School efforts.

Cost:  Free (includes lunch)

Agenda:
• Overview of Farm to School and Farm to Early Childhood
• Local Food Procurement
• Building Successful Farm to School Teams
• Working with Local Farmers / Hoophouses for Health
• Taste testing for cafeteria and classroom
• Tracking Purchases and Measuring Progress
• Optional tour of the North Farm

Special Guests: Michelle Walk, MSU Extension Community Food Systems Educator; Jeanette Cushway, Food Corps Service Member; Erin Caudell, MSU Dept. of Horticulture

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