Event Calendar

Cincinnati, OH 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Proposed Schedule

3:00pm Registration-Check-in
Ohio Farm to Cafeteria Product Showcase

3:30pm Welcome - Ohio Farm and Food Overview

3:45pm Ohio Farm to School Update &
Harvesting Farm to School Success in the Cafeteria, Classroom and Community (Panel)

4:30pm Spotlight on Ohio Farm to Cafeteria Product

5:00pm Cultivating Change: Ohio Farm to School Discussion Forum

6:00pm National Farm to School Network Reception & Poster Exhibit
Ohio Farm to Cafeteria Product Showcase

6:30pm "Celebrate Our State on Your Plate" Dinner

7:15pm Growing the Future Policymakers Address

8:00pm Event concludes/Additional Networking

Buses are available to take attendees to and from Cincinnati and Columbus.

Registration Fee:
$40 General Registration
$20 Full-time Student Registration

Bus Fare (each trip):
$35 for conference attendees
$20 for OSU employees
$10 for full-time students
Free for OSU Extension employees

The forum will be developed and facilitated by OSU Extension's Ohio Farm to School Leadership Team in partnership with the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT). This is also held in conjunction with the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference being held the following two days.

Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Julie Moose / 614-292-2433 /



Cincinnati, OH 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 through Friday, April 27, 2018
See website for specific times


Hosted by the National Farm to School Network, this biennial event will convene more than 1,000 diverse stakeholders working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America.

The term "farm to cafeteria" encompasses all efforts to bring healthy, locally sourced food, nutrition and agriculture education opportunities to institutional cafeteria settings. This includes but is not limited to public and private early care and education settings, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, hospitals and prisons. The conference is designed to appeal to beginners and veterans of the movement alike, and attendees will come from across the nation and Canada, and from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Early bird registration is open through March 9 and registration closes April 9, 2018.

Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm St
Cincinnati, OH 45202

National Farm to School Network / Please email /



Dayton, OH 

Friday, July 27, 2018 through Sunday, July 29, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


The 2018 Midwest Native Plant 10th Anniversary Conference is packed with much to learn and do!

The conference offers keynote presenters from around the country, informative workshops, breakout sessions, morning and evening field trips, and a film on Friday and Saturday. Sunday offers expert led field trips to some interesting natural areas rich in native plants and diversity. There will be a presentation on Sunday morning for those who choose not to attend a field trip.

View the agenda for information about a weekend that is full of educational and fun opportunities.

Bergamo Center
4400 Shakertown Rd
Dayton, OH 45430

Karen Arnett / (513) 741-7926 /



Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214


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