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Virginia Farm to School Conference for December 10 in Charlottesville

By Matt Benson (, Extension Specialist, Community Viability, Northern District

Virginia Cooperative Extension would like to invite interested individuals to a one-day conference, Cultivating Virginia’s Farm to School Program: A Conference for Farmers, School Nutrition Directors and Interested Citizens, 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 University of Virginia Darden School of Business in Charlottesville from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The Darden School of Business is located on 100 Darden Blvd., Charlottesville, VA 22903.

This conference is being hosted by Virginia Cooperative Extension with conference supporting sponsors including the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Jefferson Area Board for Aging, Virginia Foundation for Agricultural Innovation and Rural Sustainability, Virginia Dietetic Association, Piedmont Environmental Council, Environmental Defense Fund and the National Farm to School Network.

To attend this event, pre-registration is required and should be done by contacting the Virginia Cooperative Extension Northern District Office at (540) 341-7961 or Matt Benson at The cost to attend is $20, which includes lunch, break refreshments and conference materials. Checks should be made payable to “VCE- Northern District” and sent to VCE, Northern District Office, c/o Farm to School, P.O. Box 701, Warrenton, VA 20188. More information about this event is available online at

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