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Location: Dolan Farms, Dodgeville, WI

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Location: Statewide

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8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Date: June 2-4, 2016

Location: Monona Terrace, Madison, WI

Posted February 2016

The 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference: Moving Forward Together will convene a diverse group of stakeholders from across the farm to cafeteria movement working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America.

The conference will be attended by more than 1,500 food service professionals, farmers and food producers, educators, policy makers, entrepreneurs, students and youth leaders, representatives from nonprofits and government agencies, public health professionals, and others engaged in the farm to cafeteria movement.

The conference program officially begins on Friday, June 3 and will include 40+ workshops in a variety of topical tracks and formats, exciting plenary addresses delivered by leaders in the farm to cafeteria and local food movements, networking opportunities, a series of 5-minute “lightning talks,” a poster session and resource share fair, entertainment options and an evening reception showcasing Madison’s vibrant local food culture. Pre-conference events will take place on Thursday, June 2 and will include field trips to innovative Wisconsin farms and institutions, short course options, and networking sessions and informal gatherings.

For more information and registration, visit the conference website.

Special Student Discount: Save on National Farm to Cafeteria Conference + Field Trip Registration through Friday, May 6 at 8pm. There are two different discount opportunities to support students who wish to attend this conference. You can access a $25 discount for a One-Day Conference registration or a $15 discount to attend the Farm to College Field Trip on Thursday, June 2. Please use the links below to register at the discounted rate.

Click here for a $25 One-Day Conference Registration Discount

Click here for a $15 Field Trip Registration Discount

Each link will take you to the Eventbrite registration page. Click on the green “Get Tickets” button to purchase tickets; the discount will be included. Please note: If you are registering for both the one-day conference registration and the field trip, you will have to register twice. Register once using the conference link, then register again using the field trip link. Thank you!