Thursday, March 26, 2015

Help for farmers trying to sell to institutions

Are you a farmer who is already selling to institutions like schools, hospitals, and colleges, or who hopes to? Did you know that several hundred people will be gathering in Western Massachusetts at UMass Amherst from April 7th-9th to talk about Farm to Institution efforts in New England and New York?  This first- year conference will feature 50+ sessions, inspiring speakers, local tours, good food, live music, an exhibitor fair and more. The participants and presenters include food service directors, students, faculty, sustainability coordinators, farmers, distributors, nonprofit advocates, and more. Join us for this exciting event to learn, share your perspective, and meet potential buyers!

The Farm to Institution Summit will feature a Farmer Track on April 8th, the Cross-Sector Day - with sessions focusing on employment law, food safety, and sales contracts that will be brought to you by UMass Extension Educators, Farm Commons, Conservation Law Foundation, and the USDA. See the full program for the Cross-Sector Day here.

Farmers get the special registration price of $40/day. You can register here until April 1st.