Thursday, July 23, 2009

Virginia FARM TO SCHOOL CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR august 4 in Franklin County

Virginia Cooperative Extension would like to invite interested individuals to a one-day conference, Cultivating Virginia’s Farm to School Program, exploring farm to school for Virginia's farmers, school systems, and youth. Farm to School brings healthy food from local farms to school children nationwide. This conference is scheduled for the Franklin Center in Rocky Mount, Virginia from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Franklin Center is located 50 Claiborne Avenue, Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151.

Participants will gather information on the Farm to School program, food safety/GAPS Certification, liability issues for food producers, and how to connect with school food purchase programs.

Your conference registration investment is $20 which includes lunch and conference materials. Register by Friday, July 31, 2009, by contacting the Virginia Cooperative Extension Franklin County Office at (540) 483-5161 or Tim Johnson at Checks should be made payable to "VCE- Franklin County" and sent to VCE, Franklin County, 90 East Court Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151.

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