The NCAT Gulf States office had a big presence at the recent Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Pearl, MS.
Regional Director Rockiell Woods and Agriculture Specialist Felicia Bell attended workshops and networking sessions between manning the information booth with Outreach Coordinator Jim Ewing at the Mississippi Food Policy Council’s December 3 meeting.
The one-day event at the Hinds Community College Pearl Campus drew more than 150 farmers, food service staff, and others to share ideas, network, and learn about successful programs throughout the country.
A popular NCAT publication at the F2C fete was “Bringing Local Food to Local Institutions: A Resource Guide for Farm to Institution Programs (IP242 on the ATTRA website).
The Mississippi Food Policy Council and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic also released a new localized farm to cafeteria guide at the conference: Farm to Institution: A Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Products to Local Institutions for Mississippi Growers.
For more about MFPC, see: http://mississippifoodpolicycouncil.wordpress.com/
The Gulf States office is available to provide sustainable agriculture information and technical assistance across the five-state region: Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Call us for more information on how we can assist your organization, toll free: (866) 643-2767.