Registration for the 2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit is now open! The #F2iSummit program will feature a dynamic and inspiring array of speakers, activities, demos, entertainment, and networking. This three-day conference includes farm to institution programming specifically for schools, colleges, hospitals, and corrections as well as many cross-cutting topics.
You can expect dozens of exciting breakout sessions on topics such as food production and processing; transparency and traceability; community health; culinary innovation; Farm Bill updates; financial analysis; food waste; and so much more! Join Farm to Institution New England for career networking opportunities, an exciting exhibition fair, and four unique field trips.
Workers’ Rights Leader Jose Oliva to Keynote the 2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit
The 2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit steering committee is proud to announce that Jose Oliva, co-director of the Food Chain Workers Alliance will be the keynote speaker on Wednesday, April 3rd. Jose has spent more than 15 years advocating for workers’ rights and social justice.
Jose will discuss current efforts at the national and regional levels to improve wages and working conditions for workers all along the food chain. His talk will illustrate the necessity of these changes in building a more just and sustainable food system through a focus on jobs in our institutional food service operations and supply chain.
We are excited to have Jose’s participation at the 2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit and we look forward to the conversations his keynote will generate throughout the conference!