Fwd: 2018 Arkansas Farm to School Summit – March 9th – Register now!

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From: Rhodes, Jenna D <JennaRhodes@uams.edu>
Date: Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 9:57 AM
Subject: 2018 Arkansas Farm to School Summit – March 9th – Register now!






Hi Arkansas Farm to School Partners!


Just wanted to send a quick reminder about the upcoming Farm to School event next Friday in CONWAY!  Be sure to register!


On Friday, March 9th Arkansas Farm to School, Arkansas FoodCorps and the Arkansas Agriculture Department are hosting the 2018 statewide Arkansas Farm to School Summit in Conway!


There will be:

·        Value Train Track – learn about the basics of Farm to School and how to buy and sell locally

·        Big Picture Track – learn how to start or grow your Farm to School program and how to connect it to the curriculum

·        Getting Hands-On Track – learn how to host taste tests and involve students in systems change

·        Lunch – with local ingredients in the school cafeteria with Keynote Speaker Leslee Ann Tell, MSE, NBCT

·        Networking Event – for buyers, sellers, and other Farm to School practitioners to meet and build relationships

·        Cafeteria Tours

·        Garden Tours


REGISTER HERE for the statewide Arkansas Farm to School Summit

·        9:00 am – 2:00 pm (check in begins at 8:30 am in the cafeteria)

·        Carolyn Lewis Elementary School – 1805 Old Military Rd, Conway, AR 72034

·        There is no cost to attend the training, but registration is required

·        There is a seating limit, so if interested, register now


Local Conversations Networking Event

·        2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

·        Carolyn Lewis Elementary School – 1805 Old Military Rd, Conway, AR 72034

·        A meet and greet for buyers, sellers, practitioners and the general public from all over Arkansas

·        There is no cost to attend the networking event and registration is not required if you are only attending this portion of the day’s activities

·        Cafeteria and garden tours will be offered during the networking event

·        If you are interested in setting up a booth at the networking event please contact Christian Olsen at Christian.Olson@aad.ar.gov

Please share with your networks!





Jenna D. Rhodes, MA, MPS, MPH

Program Manager, Access to Healthy Foods Research Group

Program Operations Manager, Arkansas GardenCorps

Arkansas Children's Research Institute, Dept of Pediatrics, UAMS

1 Childrens Way | Slot 512-26 | Little Rock, AR 72202

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