2013 Quivira Conference: Inspiring Adaption
November 13-15, 2013
From prehistoric times to the present, human societies have successfully adapted to the challenges of a changing West, including periods of severe drought, limitations created by scarce resources and shifting cultural and economic pressures. Now, the American West is entering an era of unprecedented change brought on by new climate realities, which will test our capacity for adaptation as well as challenge the resilience of the region’s native flora and fauna. It is therefore paramount that we find and share inspiring ideas and practical strategies that help all of the region’s inhabitants adapt to a rapidly changing world. We will hear from scientists, ranchers, farmers, conservationists, urban planners and others who have bright ideas and important tools to share from their adaptation toolbox.
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Mississippi Food Policy Councils’s 2nd Annual Farm to Cafeteria Conference
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Registration is now open for the MFPC’s 2nd Annual Farm to Cafeteria Conference!
Here’s what you can expect from this year’s conference:
- Innovative strategies to improve school meal participation and expand school breakfast;
- Why schools and other institutions are a growing – and highly profitable – market for farmers;
- How hospitals, childcare centers, and higher education institutions throughout the country are benefiting from local food
- Hear keynote speaker Chef Miles McMath describe how local sourcing and on-site gardening has transformed St. Jude’s Research Hospital’s cafeteria.
- The conference will include presentations from Mississippians who have had success implementing Farm to Cafeteria programs in our state, training sessions on how to implement Farm to Cafeteria programs in your area, and a networking session for participants and speakers to connect and build projects.
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Powering Up: 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
April 15-18, Austin, TX
The National Farm to Cafeteria Conference: Powering Up will convene a diverse group of stakeholders from across the farm to cafeteria movement—more than 1,000 food service professionals, farmers, educators, youth leaders, policy makers, advocates, state/federal agency professionals, entrepreneurs, public health professionals and others—working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America. Together, we have the power to affect great change! Cafeterias in schools, universities, prisons, hospitals and childcare centers serve more than 40 million Americans every day during the school year, placing the farm to cafeteria movement at the forefront of the fight to end obesity and strengthen local food systems. Join the National Farm to School Network in Austin, April 15-18, for inspiring field trips, workshops, speakers and networking.
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