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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