Call for hosts: National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Posted by National Farm to Cafeteria Conference on November 10, 2014

The National Farm to School Network (NFSN) is excited to announce a request for proposals (RFP) for a local host organization for the 2016 National Farm to Cafeteria Conference. We are currently seeking applications from organizations who are interested in collaborating with NFSN to bring the conference to their home community in the spring/summer of 2016. The deadline for these applications is December 5, 2014 at midnight Eastern Time.

The local host organization is an integral part of the conference planning team, ensuring that local farm to institution elements are incorporated throughout the conference, including field trip site selection, local plenary speakers and local event sponsors. For the first time in the history of this national conference, NFSN is engaging in an RFP process to determine both the conference location and local host organization partner.

NFSN hosts the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference – a biennial event that convenes a diverse group of stakeholders who are working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America. The term “farm to cafeteria” encompasses all efforts to bring healthy, locally sourced food and nutrition and agriculture education opportunities to institutional cafeteria settings. This includes but is not limited to public and private preschools/early care settings, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, hospitals and prisons. Each iteration of the conference has it’s own unique theme, which is built around the farm to institution elements of the local host community as well as current needs and interests of the movement.

For more information, including local host organization requirements, and to download the application, please visit the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference website. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at

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