Date set for 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in 2014!

Plan to join us April 15-18, 2014 in Austin, Texas for the 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference! Registration will open in early 2014, and conference details will be added to this website over the coming months. To ensure you stay informed, sign up for our email newsletter.


Nearly 800 people attended the 6th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference: Digging in! August 2-5 in Burlington, VT!

Attendees enjoyed 40 workshops, three plenaries, seven field trips, two short courses, lots of good food and even better company. Vist our post-conference information page for:

  • education credit information
  • resources and materials presented at the conference
  • ways to stay connected to the movement
  • information about buying conference merchandise
  • press coverage
  • a list of authors featured at the book signing
  • contact information for questions about your registration or other issues

Thank you for coming!


Download the conference program here!


About the Conference

Join us August 2-5 in beautiful Burlington, Vermont where we’ll be Digging In! to all things Farm to Cafeteria!  Registration will open May 7th.  The Early Bird registration rate is $290.  Learn more about registration here!  Visit the Lodging page for accommodation information.

Farm to Cafeteria is Digging In! Whether you are new to the movement or have years of wisdom to share, the 6th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference: Digging In! is a great opportunity to network, build skills and get energized!

Farm to Cafeteria began with the common goal of building strong communities, healthy individuals and resilient local farms. Across the country great progress has been made connecting farm-fresh foods with K-12 schools, pre-schools, childcare settings, colleges, universities, hospitals, prisons and beyond – now we are Digging In!

The conference will bring together food service professionals, farmers, educators, policy makers, representatives from government agencies and nonprofits, entrepreneurs, students and others who are breaking down barriers and expanding the impact of Farm to Cafeteria.

There will be skill-building short-courses, field trips to innovative Vermont farms and institutions, a diverse workshop program, and plenty of opportunities to network with inspiring individuals from across the country.

Want a taste of past conferences? Visit the websites of the 4th and 5th National Farm to Cafeteria Conferences: Taking Root (Detroit, 2010) and Going the Distance…And Shortening It (Portland, OR, 2009).

Special thanks to our premier supporter, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation!

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