The 2023 Louisiana Farm to School Conference will held October 11 from 8 am to 4 pm at the Pennington Biomedical Conference Center in Baton Rouge. The annual conference will gather participants from across the state for an opportunity to learn, celebrate, share and inspire the movement of bringing healthy, local, sustainably grown foods to the minds and plates of students in Louisiana and beyond!
The event is for all people who desire to increase access to local food and food education in their school communities. Whether you desire to start a school garden and do not know where to start, or are a seasoned advocate of local food procurement, this event is for you. Attendees can attend in-person sessions guided by farm to school champions from across the state. Sessions will focus on implementing farm to school, school gardening, child nutrition, produce safety, barriers of farm to school, educational resources, sourcing local food in schools, and success stories from current participants in farm to school from around the state. In addition, the gathering will feature a venue for networking in a relaxed, face-to-face environment, allowing participants to grow lasting connections.