Photo by Nancy J. Parisi, Courtesy American Farmland Trust
Image by Photo by Nancy J. Parisi, Courtesy American Farmland Trust

Photo by Nancy J Parisi, Courtesy American Farmland Trust


2019 WNY Farm to School Workshop

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Register Here for the 2019 Farm to School Workshop

Join Farm to School Coordinators from Cornell Cooperative Extensions of Erie, Niagara, and Allegany Counties for a regional Farm to School Workshop for Food Service Directors. This workshop will focus on addressing challenges, knowledge barriers, and opportunities unique to Farm to School programming in these counties. The workshop will provide an overview of procurement methods, review NY products available in WNY and the vendors that distribute them, describe how the Pilot Project and “30% NY initiative” can run concurrently, provide a roadmap to 30% NY, cover updates to tracking and reporting NY purchases toward the 30% NY initiative, explore how you can market your Farm to School program including initiatives planned for our counties, and discuss the NYS F2S grant and application process. Attendees may choose to stay after the meeting to meet with their F2S Coordinator one-on-one or in groups.

Please note that while this meeting is targeted to Food Service Directors, FSDs are welcome to bring other members of their Farm to School teams. The workshop will include presentations that may be especially relevant to finance staff, those involved in marketing and promoting Farm to School, and anyone who may assist in applying for the NYS Farm to School grant.

Registration includes a locally-sourced lunch. 

This workshop is approved for 5 CEUs:
  • 1000 Nutrition: 1.5 hrs (1130 Local Foods: Farm to School)
  • 2000 Operation: 1 hr (2430 Procurement: 0.5 hrs; 2310 Reimbursable Meals: 0.5 hrs)
  • 3000 Administration: 1.5 hrs (3230 Healthy School Environment: 0.5 hrs; 3320 Compliance with Regulations/Policy: 0.5 hrs; 3330 Grant Writing: 0.5 hrs)
  • 4000 Communications & Marketing: 1 hr (4110 Strategic & Marketing Plans: 0.5 hrs)

Register Here for the 2019 Farm to School Workshop

Please note that the meeting is located at Dard Hunter Hall on the Royroft Campus. Dard Hunter Hall is on the top level (level 2) of the largest building on the campus. Elevator access is available using the handicap entrance. 



Learn More


Becky O'Connor
Farm to School Coordinator
(716)652-5400 ext. 179


CCE Office
21 South Grove Street
East Aurora, NY 14052

Last updated June 6, 2019