[montanafood_ag] Webinar Series Starts 1/9 at Noon: Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods

Aubree Roth aubree.roth at montana.edu
Wed Jan 8 14:03:38 MST 2014

*Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods*

*New Webinar Series*

Beginning on Thursday, January 9, 2014 through June 2014, the USDA Farm to
School Program will host two webinars each month to showcase the variety of
ways school districts can purchase local foods. *The webinars will be held
at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the second and fourth Thursdays of the
month. *Topics
will include everything from procurement basics to using geographic
preference, finding local producers, and buying local through DoD Fresh.
See the schedule below for more information:

·         Introduction to Procurement – January 9, 2014

·         Conducting a Local Procurement Baseline Assessment – January 23,

·         Finding Local Producers – February 13, 2014

·         Using the Informal Procurement Method – February 27, 2014

·         Using Specifications to Target Local Products – March 13, 2014

·         Working with Distributors – March 27, 2014

·         Using a Forward Contract – April 10, 2014

·         Introduction to Geographic Preference – April 24, 2014

·         Using Geographic Preference  – May 8, 2014

·         Using USDA Foods as Resource to Purchase Local – May 22, 2014

·         Using DoD Fresh to Purchase Local – June 12, 2014

·         Tying It All Together and Digging In – June 26, 2014

To register for one or several of the sessions, please visit (
All webinars will be recorded and available on the USDA Farm to School
website within 1-2 week of initial viewing. For more information about
these webinars and other information from the USDA Farm to School Program,
sign up for our e-letter
State agency staff, school nutrition professionals and non-profit partners
are all welcome to participate

*To participate in the webinar on Thursday, January 9, 2014, or any webinar
thereafter, please register at (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WT8ZWYS
<https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WT8ZWYS>) *


If you have any questions regarding the webinars or in-person trainings,
please contact Christina Conell (Christina.conell at fns.usda.gov).

*Aubree Roth*
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: 406.994.5996 | www.opi.mt.gov/Farm2School
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