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.
763 Fashion Drive, Columbia, SC 29229
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Anupama Joshi, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the National Farm to School Network
The purpose of the summit is to bring together key farm to institution players to further encourage local procurement, reinforce healthy, local food 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 Diabetes Prevention Program. They 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, the afternoon session will include the opportunity for regional networking.
Registration is $10 (includes a local breakfast and lunch)
All participants are also encouraged to bring a healthy canned food item for our food drive for South Carolina food banks.
See the flyer below for ideas on healthy food donations.
Registration & Breakfast 8:30 – 9:30
Opening Plenary 9:30 – 11:00
|9:30 – 10:15||
Amy Weaver – Director, South Carolina Farm to Institution
Jacqlyn Atkins– Health Systems Coordinator, South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control
Hugh Weathers—Commissioner, South Carolina Department of Agriculture
|10:15 – 11:00||
Anupama Joshi, Executive Director & Co-Founder of the National Farm to School Network
Concurrent Sessions 11:15 – 12:15
|Boardroom 1||Local Procurement||This panel of procurement and distribution experts will share information to help you learn more about how to purchase locally grown foods.|
|Boardroom 2||Connecting with SNAP-Ed in South Carolina*||Are you aware of nutrition education resources available for your school, worksite, child care center, or other organization? Learn more about how SNAP-Ed is structured in South Carolina and how to connect.|
|Lowcountry||Ask a Gardener||Are you interested in starting a garden program at your site? Hear from a garden expert, classroom teacher, and librarians to learn how they incorporate gardening into their programs.|
|Pee Dee||Exploring F2I Market Opportunities Part I||The first part of this series for growers will be an introduction to selling in wholesale markets, focusing primarily on institutions as an option.|
|Palmetto||Innovative Approaches to Lifestyle Change Program Sustainability Part I||
This will be an interactive session presenting keys to increasing sustainability of lifestyle change programs including DSME and NDPP.
Lunch 12:15 – 1:15
Concurrent Sessions 1:30 – 2:30
|Boardroom 1||Farm to Preschool and Farm to School in the classroom||This session will provide an overview of resources, materials and activities educators can use to easily incorporate components of Farm to Preschool and Farm to School in a classroom setting.|
|Lowcountry||Exploring F2I Market Opportunities Part II||The second part of this series for growers will provide an overview of basic food safety and good food handling practices.|
|Defining Local & Local Menu Planning*||Learn more about the resources available for finding which produce is in season in South Carolina. Then, hear from chefs on tips for incorporating local produce in your kitchen or cafeteria.|
|Palmetto||Innovative Approaches to Lifestyle Change Program Sustainability Part II||This will be an interactive session presenting keys to increasing sustainability of lifestyle change programs including DSME and NDPP.|
Snack & Regional Networking 2:45 – 3:15
|Room||Region/ Topic Area|
|Boardroom 1||Food Bank & Agencies*|
Sharing Your Story and Closing 3:30 – 4:30
|3:30 – 4:15||
Farm to School Success Story – Ben Gibson, Ashley Ridge High School
Strategies for Sharing Stories – Major Stephany Snowden, Director of Community Initiatives for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department
|4:15 – 4:30||Closing comments from SC Farm to Institution – Amy Weaver|
*Suggested track for Food Banks and Agencies