The 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference will include three days of inspiring field trips, skill-building workshops, engaging speakers and great local food while connecting farm to cafeteria advocates from across the country.

Early Bird Registration $395 (Ends Mar. 31)
Regular Registration $445 (Apr. 1 – May 16)
Single Day $225 (Friday or Saturday Only)
Short Courses & Field Trips $50-100 (Not included in registration)


It’s not too late to take advantage of the great learning and networking opportunities happening at the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Madison. We will be accepting walk-up registrations at the regular registration prices listed above starting June 2 at Monona Terrace. Full and single-day registrations will be available, as well as field trips and short courses that still have spaces available.

Walk-up registration: Daily, 7am – 5pm, June 2-4, 2016



Check-in will be held on the 4th floor of Monona Terrace (One John Nolen Dr., Madison, WI 53703), inside and to the right of the main entrance. The check-in table should be your first stop at the conference. Check in for the conference, receive your attendee name badge and materials, and ask your app-related questions here.

Reminder: there will not be a printed conference program. Instead, you are encouraged to download the Conference Mobile App. Our team of mobile app trainers will be available during check-in to help you download the app, show you how to use it and get you set up to customize your own program.

Check-in will be open at the following times:

Wednesday, June 1 – 4:30 – 6:00pm
Take advantage of early check-in to alleviate wait times on the first day of the conference

Thursday, June 2 – 7am – 5pm
Make sure to check-in before heading off to your field trip or short course

Friday, June 3 – 7am – 5pm

Saturday, June 4 – 7am – 5pm


NOTE: Early check-in is only available for pre-registered attendees. Walk up registration will begin June 2.




What do I need to know before registering?

Below are a few guidelines and tips to ensure you have a smooth registration experience.

Emergency Contact Information
Each attendee will need to provide some basic emergency contact information. If you are registering for another person, here’s the information you’ll need from the actual attendee:

  • Emergency Contact Name
Emergency Contact Primary Phone
Emergency Contact Primary Email
  • Emergency Contact Relationship (Spouse/Partner, Parent, Child, Sibling, Friend/Co-worker)

Ticket Choices
The registration process will include several types of tickets:

  • Full Registration
  • Single Day Registration
  • Field Trips
  • Short Courses
  • Guest Tickets for the Local Reception
  • T-Shirts & Tote Bag

Once you have registered for the conference, be sure to continue to scroll down for the additional items. Item registration is all in one step and not on multiple pages.

Registration Demographics
We will offer a series of demographic-related questions. This information will be used in aggregated form only and will not be shared or distributed as individual responses. This aggregated information ensures our future programs are designed to meet the needs of our audience.

Time Limit
The registration process will allow you a three (3) hour window to complete the form. If for some reason you need to step away and complete your registration process at a later time, CLICK HERE to see how to save and edit your ticket.

Preview the Agenda

*Preview the electronic conference guide!