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Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Bringing healthy, locally sourced food to every cafeteria

10th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

April 21-23, 2020 | Albuquerque, New Mexico

Save the date for the 10th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, coming to Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 21-23, 2020! Hosted by the National Farm to School Network, this biennial event will convene hundreds of movement leaders working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of healthy food and agricultural literacy across America.

Cafeterias in schools, childcare centers, universities, hospitals and other institutions serve more than 40 million Americans every day, placing the farm to cafeteria movement at the forefront of efforts to grow healthier communities, advance equity and justice, and strengthen local food systems. The National Farm to Cafeteria Conference is the only national gathering of stakeholders from across this movement, making it the premier opportunity to learn, network and innovate with like-minded leaders from across the country.

Important Dates
Please note that these date are anticipated but may change.
Aug. 21 - Oct. 4, 2019: Workshop & Poster Proposals Accepted
September 2019: Scholarship Application Opens
January 2020: Registration Opens

*NEW* Now Accepting Workshop & Poster Proposals
Submission Deadline: Oct. 4, 2019. Learn more here.



Registration Costs: Ticket types and registration costs are still being finalized and will be posted here when available. If needed for your planning and budgeting purposes, we anticipate that a regular, full-conference ticket will be around $400. Early bird prices and additional ticket types will also be available.

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NEW! Call for Workshop & Poster Proposals

Submission Deadline: Oct. 4, 2019


We’re seeking workshop and poster proposals for the 10th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference from individuals and organizations working to improve our food system, strengthen community health, empower youth, advance equity and increase opportunities for farmers. Proposals are due no later than 6 pm ET on October 4, 2019. Notification of your proposal's status will be provided by November 8, 2019. All questions should be sent to conference@farmtoschool.org.

Click the button below to learn more and submit your workshop or poster proposal.
The submission form can also be accessed here: https://www.cvent.com/c/abstracts/52a88cd1-215d-41ba-aebf-f6e208fa852a

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9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Held April 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio


The 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conferencewas held April 25-27, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Presentations and materials shared during workshop sessions are available in the conference mobile app. Photos and highlights from the gathering can be viewed here. Visit the archived conference website to learn more about the 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference.

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8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Held June 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin

The 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference: Moving Forward Together was held June 2-4, 2016 in Madison, Wis. Recordings of keynote addresses given at the conference are available on our YouTube Channel. Presentations and materials shared during workshop sessions are available here. Daily recaps of the gathering can be found on our blog. Visit the archived conference website to learn more about the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference.


Find more photos on our Flickr page