Post-Conference Information

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.

The purpose of this page is to answer your post-conference questions and share conference resources with attendees and the general public.

Receipts and registration issues

If you have any questions about your registration or receipt, please email Emily Becker at by August 22.

Stay connected to the movement

To receive email newsletters and information about future events, sign up for a free membership with the National Farm to School Network. You can also follow NFSN on Facebook and Twitter.

To connect with local host Vermont FEED, sign up for their email newsletter.

Resources and materials

Resources from presenters: We will be using to upload and share slideshow presentations, workshop handouts and resources that were part of the “share fair.” Materials will be uploaded as we receive them, so check this link regularly for additional updates through mid-September.

Resources from the National Farm to School Network: Follow this link to find information that was available at the NFSN table, including fact sheets about topics such as school gardens and fundraising as well as contact information and Farm to School Month resources.

Buy a t-shirt or tote bag

Our conference merchandise sold like hotcakes! If you missed your opportunity to order a shirt or bag, you can purchase one through the National Farm to School Network’s merchandise shop. Past conference designs and additional product options are also available! Looking for Farm to School Month swag? You can find stickers, shirts posters and more here.
NOTE: Shirts and totes sold here will not be identical to the items sold at the conference because the original items were printed by a local print shop, New Duds.

Education credits

School Nutrition Association
The Full conference was approved for 18 hours of credit. If you are requesting credit through SNA, email us to obtain a certificate of attendance. Include your full name as it appeared on your registration and note that you are applying to SNA for credit.

Commission on Dietetic Registration:
- The full conference was pre-approved for 17 hours of credit. Click here to see the event listing on the CDR website.
- The Protein Puzzle: Institutional Procurement of Local Meat/Seafood short course was approved for 4 hours of credit. Click here to see the event listing on the CDR website.
- Growing Food Leaders: Empowering the Next Generation short course was approved for 3.5 hours of credit. Click here to see the event listing on the CDR website.

If you are requesting credit through CDR, email us to obtain a certificate of attendance. Include your full name as it appeared on your registration and note that you are applying to CDR for credit. Download this list of learning need codes to aid your application.

Press coverage

Visit our press page for a full list of news coverage related to the conference.

Authors featured at the Local Foods Reception

A special thank you goes out to the generous authors who participated in the conference booksigning event that took place at Shelburne Farms during the Local Food Reception.  If you did not get a chance to visit with these authors and check out their books, here is the list of the authors/books.   Thank you, authors, for your generous donations from the sale of your books to the National Farm to School Network and thank you Shelburne Farms for organizing this event.

Cooking Close to Home:  A Year of Seasonal Recipes
By Diane Imrie and Richard Jarmusz

The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook
By Georgeann Brennan and Ann M. Evans

Digging Deeper:  Integrating Youth Gardens Into Schools and Communities
By Joseph Kiefer and Martin Kemple

Food Justice
By Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi

Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin’ Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture
By Mark Winne

Free For All: Fixing School Food in America
By Jan Poppendieck

Lunch Money: Serving Healthy School Food in a Sick Economy
By Kate Adamick

Our School Garden
By Rick Swann

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