REGISTER NOW:Entering the Institutional Food Market Workshop

Carrots in the kitchen

On April 25, NCAT is hosting an interactive workshop for Montana farmers, ranchers, and food processors interested in selling to institutions. Participants will learn about supplier best practices, food safety regulations, and institutions’ considerations when sourcing from local producers.

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Registration closes April 20, 2014

WORKSHOP DETAILS

WHAT: Entering the Institutional Food Market
WHO: Montana farmers, ranchers, and food processors interested in selling to institutions
WHEN: Friday April 25, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: NCAT Headquarters * 3040 Continental Drive * Butte, Montana
COST: $10, includes lunch
WORKSHOP

SCHEDULE

10-10:30: Welcome/Introduction
-Identify challenges in SW Montana Institutional Markets
-Identify purpose/possible outcome of this meeting
-Introduce presenters and participants

10:30-12: Producer Panel- Successes, Challenges, and Best Practices Related to Institutional Markets
1.) Western Montana Growers Cooperative
2.) Gallatin Grown LLC.
3.) Quality Food Distributing

12-1: LUNCH, tour SIFT farm

1-1:50: Playing it Safe- GAP, HAACP, & Other Food Safety Regulations

-Jan Tusick, Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center

2-2:50: Tapping into the School Market- Institutions’ Perspectives About Buying Locally

-Mark Harrison, Butte School District Director of Central Services
-Lisa Giulio, Boulder School District Food Service Director
-Aubree Roth, Farm to School Consultant at Montana Team Nutrition

3-3:50: Facilitated Small Group Discussions

-Identify and address regional food production/processing concerns
-Discuss next steps/further action

4-4:30 Closing/Wrap Up

REGISTER NOW!
Registration closes April 20, 2014
This workshop is supported by USDA Farm to School and MSU Extension.