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CA Farm To School Conference

Connecting. Growing. Leading.

May 4 - 6, 2015 | Asilomar | Pacific Grove, CA

About The Conference

Conference Theme: Connecting. Growing. Leading.

The California Farm to School Conference will be held May 4 to 6, 2015 at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, CA. The conference will offer a series of workshops, panels and discussions that will be of significant educational and networking value to attendees who will represent all facets of the farm to school movement, including farmers, distributors, government representatives, procurement officers, educators, and food program administrators.

Monday, May 4 Pre-Conference Day: The pre-conference day on Monday offers optional activities and field trips (most for an additional fee) and opportunities to see programs in action. For more information on Pre-Conference activities and costs, click here. In the evening, the conference kicks off with dinner and an evening session and reception.

Tuesday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 6: On Tuesday, there will be a full day of workshops, breakouts and speakers, followed by an offsite dinner in the evening. On Wednesday, there will be sessions, workshops and speakers, ending at 3:15pm.

Five tracks will be offered at the Conference:

  • Track 1: Education in the Cafeteria and Classroom: How to integrate Farm to School in the school setting, align with common core, and institutionalize programs in school districts.
  • Track 2: Programs on the Farm and in the Garden: Covers unique aspects and models of garden enhanced nutrition education and farm education.
  • Track 3: Making The Case: How can Farm to School Programs promote health, enhance nutrition education, change eating behaviors, and prevent chronic disease?
  • Track 4: Local Procurement: Share strategies, case studies, and models for breaking down barriers and procuring local food.
  • Track 5: The Big Picture - Policy, Funding and Food Systems: Share stories and resources for how advocacy, policy, and funding at the district, local, or state level can support Farm to School efforts.
The California Farm to School Conference, presented by CAFF and the CA Farm To School Network, will allow a unique opportunity to connect with the influencers and decision makers in the California Farm to School movement.

Registration includes dinner on Monday and Tuesday, and breakfast and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. Housing is available at Asilomar on a limited basis for an additional fee.



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Thank You To Our Sponsors



This project was supported by the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through grant 13-SCBGP-CA-0035. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA.



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Registration Hours

For those attending a pre-conference activity:

Sunday, May 3rd: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM in Triton

Monday, May 4th: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM in Triton



Conference Registration:

Monday, May 4th: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Merrill

Tuesday, May 5th: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Merrill

Wednesday, May 6th: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM in Merrill

Schedule

Click below to download a schedule one-pager. For the online schedule, click on each date to see the schedule for that day.

Downloadable Schedule

Workshops and Sessions

Track 1: Education in the Cafeteria and Classroom

How to integrate Farm to School in the school setting, align with common core, and institutionalize programs in school districts.

Track 2: Programs on the Farm and in the Garden

Covers unique aspects and models of garden enhanced nutrition education and farm education.

Track 3: Making The Case

How can Farm to School Programs promote health, enhance nutrition education, change eating behaviors, and prevent chronic disease?

Track 4: Local Food Procurement

Share strategies, case studies, and models for breaking down barriers and procuring local food.





All speakers, panels, sessions and times subject to change

Conference Location: Asilomar

For information on housing, see below for rate information.

800 Asilomar Ave
Pacific Grove, CA

Asilomar Website

Travel and Housing

Airports

The Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) is just 8 miles from Asilomar, while Mineta San Jose International (SJC) is 80 miles to the North and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 110 miles to the North. Monterey Airbus offers transportation services from both SFO and SJC.

Housing

Housing is available on a limited basis at Asilomar in either singles or doubles. Note for doubles, you may name another registrant that you want to be roommates with. If you do not select a roommate, one will be assigned to you. Fees listed are per person. A minimum two night stay is required during the conference. Please see the Asilomar site for cancellation policy and further information about the rooms. Information for booking will be sent upon registration. To see information about the room types, click here.

Click here to book a room.

Costs

Costs for a single $163 per night (1 person in a room or 2 people in a room with one paying for both guests). On top of this cost, there is a $10 per person per day facility fee, 10% occupancy tax, and a tourism assessment fee of $2 per room per night (total $191.30 per night for a one person single). In addition, there is a one time $20 booking fee for each person/reservation.

Costs for a double per person Rates are $81.51 per person per night for a double. On top of this cost, there is a $10 per person per day facility fee, 10% occupancy tax, and a tourism assessment fee of $2 per room per night (total $100.66 per person per night). In addition, there is a one time $20 booking fee for each person/reservation.

Note for doubles you may name another registrant that you want to be roommates with. If you do not select a roommate, one will be assigned to you.

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$425

Now through May 1

  • Includes all Sessions
  • Good from 6:00 PM on Sunday 5/4 through 3:30 on Tuesday 5/6
  • Breakfast and Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Dinner on Monday and Tuesday
  • Now to 5/1: $425

Click to see rate schedule

Pre-Conference

Click to see activities and pricing

  • USDA Local Procurement Training: $15
  • Agriculture and the Supply Chain: $75
  • Farm To School Connections on the Farm and in the Garden Field Trip: $75
  • Field Trip: Local Procurement in the Central Coast: $75

*Conference pass includes breakfast and lunch on 5/5 and 5/6, and dinner on 5/4 and 5/5. Conference pass does not include pre-conference activities on 5/4 - note separate fees may apply. Pre-Conference activities cannot be purchased without full conference registration. Note online registration will include credit card fees and registration fee. To register using a check, use this form. All speakers, sessions and times subject to change. Cancellation policy: Up to 90 days before event: we will refund total amount paid less $50 processing fee. Up to 60 days before event: 50% refundable or we can transfer your registration to another person or future event (equal to the amount paid). Within 60 days of the event: no refunds, but we can transfer your registration to another person or event (equal to the amount paid) if you are unable to attend.

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Contact

For questions or more information, email us at farmtoschool@caff.org

The California Farm To School Conference is organized by the California Farm To School Network

www.cafarmtoschool.org