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farmtoschool_preschool_summitlogoFeb. 19 & 20, 2015 at
the Classic Center in Athens, 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 Include:

  • 15 workshops featuring experts and leaders from across Georgia that cover:
    • Advice and Best Practices from Georgia Farm to School Grassroots Leaders in the Cafeteria, Classroom and Community
    • Hands-On Food, Farm, and Agriculture Lessons
    • Favorite Seasonal Recipes for Kids
    • Recruiting and Engaging Community Volunteers
  • 4 dynamic field trips
  • Networking with experts at the state, district, and school level that will inspire and help further your community’s work

Deborah KaneKEYNOTE: Deborah Kane, USDA National Director of Farm to School

Kane was appointed in January 2012 to promote and expand USDA’s Farm to School efforts by implementing the provisions provided in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010. She oversees a new farm to school grant program, and continues to look for creative ways to increase schools’ access to healthy, local foods.

 

If you have questions or need further information about the 2015 Georgia Farm to School and Preschool Summit, please contact Georgia Organics Farm to School Director Erin Croom at erin@georgiaorganics.org or 678-702-0400.

 

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, Georgia Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Captain Planet Foundation, Georgia Department of Agriculture; Georgia Department of Public Health; University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service; the Georgia Department of Education; Georgia Organics; Georgia Farm Bureau; Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association; and the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service.