Texas Farm to School Round Up

Presented in conjunction with Sustainable Food Center and Texas Department of Agriculture

February 11, 2016 10am-4:30pm

Hilton Lakefront Rockwall 

2055 Summer Lee Dr., Rockwall, TX 75032

The Texas Farm to School Round Up will be held at the 2016 TOFGA Conference.  It combines an intensive Pre-conference Workshop along with several sessions focused on specific components of Farm to School during the conference.

Who should attend:
    • small and mid-scale farmers, 
    • extension agents, 
    • farm advocates, 
    • school nutritionists, 
    • food systems educators, 
    • and anyone ready to move forward with Farm to School efforts in Texas, regardless of your starting point     
Information on registration: 

Register for both Farm to School Round Up and TOFGA conferenceclick here for the registration page and follow the form. 

  • The pre-conference workshop will be a selection to add onto your conference registration. 
  • Registration for the Farm to School Preconference is $45 (coffee, lunch, snacks and training materials packet are included). 
  • Travel stipends of $150 - $250 are available for farmers and ranchers who register for both the Preconference and Conference. Please email Susie at president@tofga.org if you are interested in the travel stipend.

Register for only Farm to School Round Upclick here for the registration page. 

You will need to select the "Pre-conference workshops Only" option which is down toward the bottom of the registration types. The Farm to School Round Up will be an option in the list of pre-conference workshops, be sure to select this option as you move through the form. 

What is the Round Up?

The Farm to School Round Up is one of the TOFGA Pre-conference Workshops. 

It will establish a common baseline of knowledge about school meals and Farm to School program.

It will provide practical lessons learned and firsthand examples of farmers selling to school districts, districts procuring from local farms, and promotions and educational programming. 

The workshop will conclude with a panel presentation and “Q&A” with key stakeholders representing a range of Texas Farm to School interests. Attendees will learn about tools they need to jump start a Farm to School program in their areas.

The Farm to School track of the TOFGA conference will take the learning a step further, offering conference attendees the opportunity to gain more in-depth knowledge about related topics during focused sessions. The workshops will be noted in the conference program with the round up logo.

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