Mark your calendars for the upcoming Montana Farm to School Regional Showcases to learn how farm to school is implemented day-to-day throughout the state! The first showcase will be held in Fairview, MT, on March 18 from 9am-2pm and the second in Hardin on May 6. Learn how the Hardin and Fairview school districts collaborate with their communities on farm to school initiatives, from serving local foods in school meals to celebrating Ag Day to cultivating school gardens.

All individuals interested in farm to school programs are encouraged to attend including school and summer food service personnel, afterschool program coordinators, teachers, school administrators, preschool and childcare providers, parents, students, food producers and vendors, farm to school practitioners, and groups that support farm to school efforts.

Attendees will discover how the schools’ teams implement farm to school in the cafeteria, classroom, and community, and be equipped with the information and resources to start or grow farm to school in their community. Those in attendance will also get the inside scoop on how stakeholders work together successfully, and the specific examples will prove to be beneficial to anyone wanting to grow the farm to school initiative in their community.

Registration is open! Be sure to act fast, space is limited for each event.

Get inspired and ready to dig into successful approaches to farm to school. Covering procurement, education, and school gardens, the showcases will apply to a range of experiences with farm to school. Whether you are a seasoned professional looking for fresh ideas or just getting started with farm to school, the Montana Farm to School Regional Showcase series is for you.

The showcases are hosted by Montana Farm to School, Montana Team Nutrition Program at Montana State University, Montana Office of Public Instruction, National Center for Appropriate Technology, and FoodCorps Montana.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.montana.edu/mtfarmtoschool/resources/training-event.html
or contact Aubree Roth, Montana Farm to School Coordinator at aubree.roth@montana.edu or (406) 994-5996.