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5th Annual Georgia Farm to School Summit

Oct. 5 & 6, 2017

Augusta, GA

Presented by Georgia Farm to School Alliance, hosted by Georgia Organics.

The Farm to School movement connects schools and local farms in an effort to serve healthy meals in school cafeterias, improve student nutrition, and increase farm and gardening educational opportunities. This year’s Summit welcomes farmers, teachers, school nutrition staff, students, parents, and others interested in learning more about Georgia’s farm to school community.

Summit highlights to include:

  • Opening keynote from national farm to school leader Betti Wiggins of Detroit Public Schools
  • Closing keynote address from Burke County School Nutrition Director and President-elect of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Donna Martin
  • Three 3-hour in-depth workshops
  • Three 3-hour dynamic field trips showcasing Augusta area farm to school programs
  • Twenty-one education sessions covering a variety of topics for early care and K-12 educators, administrators, and school nutrition staff
  • Networking reception to help you connect with experts at the state, district, and school level that will inspire and help further your community’s work

To stay updated on registration and programming, sign up for the eBite farm to school e-newsletter.

If you have questions or need further information about the 2017 Georgia Farm to School Summit, please contact Georgia Organics Farm to School Coordinator Abbie King at abbie@georgiaorganics.org or 404-481-5015.

The Georgia Farm to School Summit is coordinated by the Georgia Farm to School Alliance, a network that joins statewide agencies working in food, farming, and nutrition to coalesce resources and support for Farm to School, and to create a dialogue for building statewide programming. Members include: Action for Healthy Kids, Athens Land Trust, Georgia Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Captain Planet Foundation, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Strong4LifeFood Bank of Northeast Georgia, Georgia Department of Agriculture; Georgia Department of Public Health; Georgia School Nutrition Association, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service; the Georgia Department of Education; Georgia Organics; Georgia Farm Bureau; Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association; HealthmPowers, and the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service.