Events

Workshops, conferences, and events in sustainable and organic agriculture, community food systems, and policy, mostly throughout 13 states in the Southern Region of the United States.

Farm to School Regional Workshop

The Arkansas Grow Healthy Study is conducting a farm to school regional workshop in Harrison! Limited travel scholarships are available. Registration is FREE at archildrens.org/FarmToSchool.

Workshop participants will learn:

  • How to menu, procure, market and prepare local foods in schools
  • Hands-on culinary skills training for school cafeteria staff
  • Business and production planning for farmers
  • Food safety for farmers and schools

Each workshop will host up to 50 participants, and 10 travel scholarships are available to support participant attendance at each session. The events are sponsored by the USDA Farm-to-School Grant Program, Arkansas Cooperative Extension Office, Arkansas GardenCorps, Arkansas Farmers' Market Association, Krebs Brothers Restaurant Store and Berries by Bill.

The locations and dates are as follows:

  • Harrison, AR – 11/12/15 – North AR Community College
  • Little Rock, AR – 11/19/15 – U of A Cooperative Extension

There will be times throughout the day for farmers to network with schools to explore farm to school sales. Download information flier here.

Please contact Jenna Rhodes at jennarhodes@uams.edu or 501.364.3360 with questions.