[montanafood_ag] Reminder: Register for Farm to Table Connection by October 28th

DeYoung, Angelyn adeyoung at mt.gov
Mon Oct 24 11:04:27 MDT 2011

Don't miss out!  Deadline extended to October 28th!

If you can't read this email or click through to the forms, visit http://agr.mt.gov/farmtotable/.
Montana Farm To Table Connection
November 7, 2011
Montana Department of Commerce, 301 S. Park, Helena

(click here<http://agr.mt.gov/farmtotable/Commerce_map.JPG> for a map of the location)

The Montana Department of Agriculture is proud to host a combined Montana Farm to Table Connection, in which Montana agricultural producers are connected with Montana chefs, restaurants*, and distributors, and now independent grocery stores** in order to increase the presence of Montana agricultural products available on Montana menus and in stores.

* The term restaurant is used here to mean any kind of food service eatery, such as restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, caterers, etc.

** The term independent is used here to mean the buyer is located in Montana and has independent purchasing authority (i.e. not reliant on corporate purchasing agents).

Register by October 25, 2011
To register, visit online registration, or download the form appropriate for you:
- Online registration: Click here <https://app.mt.gov/cgi-bin/confreg2/index.cgi?CONFERENCE_ID=1183&ACTION=INTRO>
- Producer registration form<http://agr.mt.gov/farmtotable/ProducerRegistration.doc>
- Grocer and restaurant registration form<http://agr.mt.gov/farmtotable/BuyerRegistration.doc>
- Broker and distributor registration form<http://agr.mt.gov/farmtotable/Distributor-BrokerRegistration.doc>
Event Agenda

9:00 a.m. Educational Session: Marketing to Montana Independent Grocers - A panel of independent grocers, distributors, and brokers will discuss the key success factors for selling to Montana independent grocers.

10:30 a.m. Educational Session: Marketing to Montana Restaurants - A panel of Montana chefs, distributors, and brokers will discuss the key success factors for selling to Montana restaurants.

11:45 a.m. Montana Farm to Table Connection table top trade show begins for Montana producers, restaurants, independent grocers, and distributors.

2:00 p.m. Event Evaluation and Conclusion

Angelyn DeYoung
Marketing Officer  .  Montana Department of Agriculture
PO Box 200201  .  302 N. Roberts  .  Helena, MT  59620
{406} 444-5424  .  {406} 444-9442 fax
agr.mt.gov <http://agr.mt.gov/>  .  adeyoung at mt.gov

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