Upcoming Events

Cincinnati, OH •
April 26, 2018 9:00am to April 27, 2018 4:00pm

Save the date for the 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference coming to Cincinnati, Ohio, April 26-27, 2018! Hosted by the National Farm to School Network, this biennial event will convene more than 1,200 diverse stakeholders working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America.

Burlington •
May 8, 2018 8:00am to October 26, 2018 2:00pm

Farmer Training Program – Plant Yourself in a New Field! If you are plotting your next move in sustainable farming, you are in luck! The University of Vermont Farmer Training Program is accepting applications for the 2018 season. The program will be filled on a rolling basis. Apply now to join an incredible group of students and amazing staff for six months of sustainable farming and food systems education.

New Haven •
June 28, 2018 8:00am to June 30, 2018 5:00pm

Working Theme: Women, Intersectionality and Food Systems

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, 155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06510 •
June 28, 2018 8:00am to June 30, 2018 5:00pm

What’s the key ingredient to healthy communities? Women leading food system change. Women make up one of the fastest growing segments of new farmers today and we come from a long and deep history and tradition of cultivating the soil. This fresh crop of women farmers today find innovative ways to champion local agriculture and foster greater collaboration and cooperation, all based on an intentional intersectionality: we are all connected. Collectively, women “connect the dots” and improve the health of our environment, stimulate the economy, build a greater sense of community, and nurture a more vibrant food system. What does our future hold? How can we support more women cultivating these connections? Come celebrate the historic roots and inspiring stories of women farmers today — and in the future.

Latest Blog Post

Apr 03, 2018

"As someone who enjoys working with different people and facilitating dialogue and solutions, it has been an exciting opportunity to work alongside farmers and farmworkers to implement the Milk with Dignity Program to improve conditions on dairy farms. " Learn more about the work of Rafaela Rodriguez, a social worker who is currently working with the Milk with Dignity Program and her work as lead auditor for the third party monitor called the Milk with Dignity Standards Council.