*Farms Selling Food to Schools*

April 29, 2009
10 am - 3 pm
Mid Michigan Community College
Houghton Room

10:00   *Program Introduction:*
             Kable Thurlow/Melody Wentworth

10:10   *The Farm To School Initiative
*             Colleen Matts; CS Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at
Michigan State University

11:15   *Schools' Expectations of Vendors*
             Janet Nettleton; Gladwin Community Schools

11:30   *Food Safety and Sanitation*
             Jason Travis; Health Department

12:00   *Business Information for Producers
*             Dennis Stein; MSU Extension


1:00     *Insurance Considerations*
             Jay Kleinhardt/Duane Simpkins;
             Farm Bureau Insurance

1:30     *Farmers Panel and Q & A
*             Hear from those who are successfully
             selling to schools

3:00     *Next Steps Evaluations, Networking,

*can be purchased at the cafeteria or brown-bagged

*RSVP by April 27, 2009
Kable Thurlow; MSU Extension
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Melody Wentworth; MTEC
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(leave a message with Tina Avery; Interim Secretary)

We are a collaborative of local producers, schools and community agencies
who are dedicating resources, time and talent to introduce and incorporate
local, fresh food into the existing school food service programs; assisting
our region in sustaining healthy farms, schools and children.

It is our intention to support regional economic development, by providing
an easy-to-use system enabling local producers to provide school systems
with fresh foods.

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