Monday, January 3, 2011

MO Farm to School Workshops

Missouri Farm to School helps connect schools and universities with locally grown food and local farmers. By using more locally grown food in institutions, we can increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables and create new market opportunities for farmers. Learn more about MO Farm to School at our upcoming free workshop. Lunch is provided.

Friday, January 21
Truman State University, Kirksville, MO (Snow date: January 28)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm (Registration opens at 8:00 am)

Wednesday, February 16
St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
8:30 am to 4:00 pm (Registration opens at 8:00 am)

Wednesday, March 30
Springfield-Greene Co. Botanical Center, Nathaniel Greene-Close Memorial Parks, 2400 South Scenic, Springfield, MO
8:30 am to 4:00 pm (Registration opens at 8:00 am)

All workshops will follow a similar format and feature presentations in the morning by farmers, distributors, food service directors, and others who are making farm to school happen. The afternoon will include breakout sessions geared toward either farmers or school food service to provide more in depth information about starting and sustaining farm to school programs.

Please click on one of the links below for more registration information. Workshops are free and lunch is included. Registration is required.

Kirksville Workshop
St. Louis Workshop
Springfield Workshop

Can’t make it to a face to face workshop? Please keep posted for information about a televised workshop that will go out to sites around the state that are part of the Missouri TeleCenter Network.

For more information, email Bill McKelvey.

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