[montanafood_ag] Early bird gets the worm...or the reduced price registration!

Aubree Durfey aubree.durfey at montana.edu
Thu Jul 5 16:08:41 MDT 2012

Join us to learn how Farm to School is taking root in Montana classrooms, cafeterias and communities!  Montana Team Nutrition Program, Office of Public Instruction, Montana State University, and Learning by Nature are hosting Taking Root: Montana Farm to School Conference August 16-17, 2012 at Montana State University in Bozeman. 
Teachers, administrators, school foodservice professionals, students, parents, and community partners from early childhood -12th grade, ranchers and farmers are encouraged to attend. 

Renewal units from OPI and MT Early Childhood Project are available.  
OPI has approved renewal units - 7.5 hours for August 16th and 3.5 hours for Day 2.

Registration is now open! Early bird registration fees are: Day 1—$35.00 (student rate $20.00); Day 2 (garden field trip)—$15.00. After July 17, the registration fees will increase. Limited travel scholarships are available.

Conference and Registration Link:  www.montana.edu/cs/conferences/farmtoschool

Farm to School (F2S) aims to improve child nutrition by helping children understand and experience where their food comes from. It incorporates healthy farm-fresh food in school meals and snacks, provides increased opportunity for garden-based learning, agriculture education across the curriculum, and strengthens community-wide connections to support local farmers and children’s well-being. Through workshops and field trips we will explore a wealth of F2S topics throughout the cafeteria, classroom and community, network with a variety of stakeholders, and be inspired by the diverse ways F2S has taken root across Montana.   

For additional information contact:

Katie Bark, Program Director, Montana Team Nutrition, (406) 994-5641 or kbark at mt.gov. 
Aubree Durfey, Child Nutrition Education Coordinator, MT Team Nutrition, (406) 994-5640 or aubree.durfey at montana.edu
Bobbi Geise, Learning By Nature (406) 599-1770 or bobbi at learningbynature.org

Aubree Durfey
Child Nutrition Education Coordinator, Montana Team Nutrition Program
Montana State Lead, National Farm to School Network
202 Romney Hall, P.O. Box 173370
Bozeman, MT 59717-3370

Ph: 406.994.5640
Web: http://opi.mt.gov/Programs/SchoolPrograms/School_Nutrition/MTTeam.html 

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