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NEK FTS Conference: Celebrate, Grow, Thrive

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Sterling College

16 Sterling Drive

Craftsbury, VT 05827

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A farm to school conference for school staff, community members and local food enthusiasts, who are working to bring healthy, local food and nutrition education to cafeterias and classrooms across Vermont. Set on the beautiful campus of Sterling College in Craftsbury, VT, where farm to school comes to life everyday. Please join us for a day of sharing and learning to help grow the farm to school movement in Vermont! Thank you.

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Join us to explore ways Farm to School Program in our region can celebrate, grow, thrive. Ideal for preschool - 12 educators, food service professionals, farm to school coordinators, administrators, farmers, parents, and students, the day includes:


Great Workshops On:

  • Strategies to Build Viable Child Nutrition Programs

  • Using Local Foods Through the Seasons

  • Vermont Agency of Agriculture's Farm to School Programs

  • Searching for Answers in the Confusing World of Nutrition

  • Focusing on School Culture to Strengthen Farm to School

  • Making the Case for School Wellness

  • Farm to School Ease of Use Gathering


Afternoon Breakouts Include:

  • Visit and tour the Vermont Food Venture Center in Hardwick

  • The History of Sheep and Fiber Arts on the Farm at Sterling College

  • Roll up your sleeves with Junior Iron Chef organizers and VT Harvest of the Month


Share your Farm to School Stories at our Storytelling Booth!


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Early bird rate (until Oct. 24th): $30 full day

Full price: $40 full day

Certificates for professional development available.

Discounts for Farmers and Food Nutrition Staff.

Registration includes a delicious, local lunch.


The 2017 Conference is presented by Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Sterling College, Vermont Community Foundation


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