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SC Farm to Institution Summit
September 19, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
South Carolina Farm to Institution, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control’s Division of Diabetes, Heart Disease, and School Health, is excited to announce that together they will be hosting the first annual SC Farm to Institution Summit. This year’s theme is Growing Stronger Together.
The purpose of the summit is to bring together key farm to institution players to further encourage local procurement, reinforce healthy, local foods education, and provide the skills to establish a garden, farmers’ market or community supported agriculture (CSA) program on-site. The day will begin with an overview of both SC Farm to Institution as well as the National Diabetes Prevention Program. The keynote will be Anupama Joshi, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the National Farm to School Network. There will be two breakout sessions specific to educators, producers, worksites, food distributors, and Diabetes Prevention Program sites. To facilitate growing stronger together in South Carolina, a third session will include the opportunity for regional networking.
Registration is $10 and includes both a local breakfast and lunch. All participants are also encouraged to bring a healthy food item for a food drive for South Carolina food banks.