REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! Register by this FRIDAY 10/25!
Please join us for the 9th Annual Farm to Plate Network Gathering, which takes place over two days at the beautiful Killington Grand Resort in Killington, VT on November 7th and 8th.
The theme for this year’s Gathering will be At The Crossroads: Our Food and Farm Culture and Economy . We are at an inflection point in Vermont agriculture. The Network will work together to identify how we can keep something so significant to our present and past, and discuss how to move our culture of food and agriculture forward.
In addition to our thematic focus, we have a great two day agenda with something for everyone including a full and exciting slate of deep dives and workshops including:
Rebalancing the Vermont Agricultural Portfolio: Growth and Replacement
On-Farm Composting: Hire Farmers to Close the Nutrient Loop!
Demystefying State Grants: Your Guide to Funding for Farmers and Producers
It’s never too early: sowing seeds for a sustainable future via succession planning & expanded access to affordable land
Narrative & Framing Tools for More Successful Food System Communications
The Power of the Dairy Economy: Why Dairy is still important to the State of Vermont (2 Part Session)
Alternative meat purchasing and processing options
The Current State of the Wholesale Market
Soil Series: Regenerative Agriculture in the Climate Justice Movement
Taking Root: Lessons Learned and Next Steps for the Taking Root Student Symposium
Learning Together: Peer-to-Peer Opportunities for Farmers and Food Businesses in Vermont
Stepping into Vermont’s Role as a Global Leader in Agritourism
Creating Inclusive Prosperity for the Vermont Food and Farm Culture and Economy Through Terroir
Making Systems Change Local: applying lessons from the Food Access Planning Guide
From Hunger Relief to Food Sovereignty: Approaches to Improving Food Access in Vermont
Click here to view the working agenda!
REGISTRATION & SCHOLARSHIPS
Registration costs for this year’s Gathering range from $65 to $230 depending on the number of days you are attending and the meal options you select. All meal prices are inclusive of tips, taxes, and fees.
Please note that registration fees do not include overnight accommodations and participants will need to reserve accommodations separately. Call The Killington Grand Resort at 800-282-9955 to book your room, and refer to the VT Sustainable Jobs Fund/Farm to Plate Gathering 2019. We have passed the room hold date, so call as soon as possible to get a room.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For questions about the Gathering please contact Lydia Pitkin, Lydia@vsjf.org.
We look forward to seeing you in Killington!
The Farm to Plate Team