Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference

The goal of the annual Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference is to support and inspire those interested in, or already implementing, farm to school and farm to early care and education all around the state by covering a variety of topics.

Click the links below to visit the conference pages by year.

2020

Postponed Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person Farm to School and Early Care Conference for 2020 has been postponed to June 2021.

Save the date for a virtual meeting on June 19, 2020, from 1–3 p.m.

Hosted by the Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Coalition, this two-hour virtual gathering will bring us together for:

  • Planning for 2020 Farm to School Month in October
  • Sharing information about Iowa Local Food Day
  • Presentations from groups working across Iowa
  • Connecting with school and early care leaders

Full agenda and registration links will be posted on this page by May 1. Questions? Email us.

2019

2019 Iowa Farm to School Conference

Thanks to all who sponsored, presented at and attended the 2019 Iowa Farm to School Conference, Friday and Saturday, June 21 – 22 at Central College in Pella. The Iowa Farm to School Network planning committee did another great job!

The goal of the conference is to support and inspire those interested in or already implementing farm to school and farm to early care and education all around the state by covering a variety of topics.

Visit the event archive page to find keynote and workshop presentations along with additional resources.


2019 conference sponsors

Leopold feature
FoodCorps Iowa logo

2018

Thanks to all who sponsored, presented at, and attended the 2018 Iowa Farm to School Conference, Thursday – Saturday, June 28 – 30 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. The Iowa Farm to School Network planning committee did a fantastic job and the day was a huge success!

Click here to go to the event archive page, to find workshop slide presentations, photos, and other resources.

The goal of the conference is to support and inspire those interested in or already implementing farm to school and farm to early care and education all around the state by covering a variety of topics.

Agenda

Workshop descriptions

Outreach materials


Thanks to these 2018 conference funders:

Extension 4-H
Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Iowa Department of Public Health
Iowa Valley RC&D
Livewell Clinic of Des Moines

Thanks to these partners for help with planning and outreach:

Eat Greater Des Moines
FarmTable Procurement and Delivery
FoodCorps Iowa
Iowa Choice Harvest
Iowa Department of Education
Iowa Farm to School Network
Iowa Farmers Union
Iowa Healthiest State Initiative
Iowa Regional Food Systems Working Group
Teachers Going Green

Return to Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Network page.