Join us in the heart of California Agriculture as we Grow our Future. Teachers and volunteers — come and learn about the importance of educating our youth about food and fiber through all subject areas. Agriculture is everywhere and in everything we do!
“There isn’t a subject under the sun that can’t be taught using agriculture as the theme.”
– Martha Deichler, Superintendent, Borrego Springs Unified School District
Registration: $200 (includes all meals and trips)
Conference registration opens in April 2017
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Make your reservation at the Wyndham Visalia (559.651.5000)
NCYGS is the only national event of its kind where you can network with like-minded teachers, garden designers, community leaders, program coordinators, and others involved with connecting kids to the natural world. NCYGS 2017 attendees will have the opportunity to:
Calling all school foodservice directors and staff, educators, state agencies, organizations, and advocates:
Save the date for the 2nd biannual California Farm to School Conference!
Submit a Conference Proposal – 2017 California Agriculture in the Classroom Conference
California Foundation for Ag in the Classroom is seeking enthusiastic presenters who would like to share their expertise, experience and educational resources with conference attendees. Proposals are now being accepted to present a workshop or Make ‘n’ Take, exhibit at conference, or host a Taste of California dinner table!
Workshop Proposal – Due March 22, 2017
Provide an engaging and informative, one-hour, agriculturally-themed workshop. Workshops should include classroom lessons, techniques, resources, methods or programs with a practical connection to agriculture. The workshops will take place on Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. AND 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Make ‘n’ Take Proposal
Provide teaching strategies and practical connections to agriculture using hands-on activities suitable for the classroom in this fast-paced, high-energy learning exchange. All Make ‘n’ Take sessions will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Taste of California Table Host Proposal
Showcase California’s agricultural commodities and resources by hosting a table at this fun event. Your participation as an agricultural partner will highlight knowledge teachers can share with their students. The dinner will take place on Friday, July 14, 2017, 6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Display your organization’s valuable resources and engage with educators by hosting an exhibit. Exhibit hours take place on Friday, July 14, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Proposal Application Period: February 7, 2017 – April 3, 2017
Online form for proposals: https://www.tfaforms.com/4600123
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project‘s Community Food Systems Conference will address common underlying themes between food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture. The conference will provide space for conversations around promoting, facilitating, and supporting self-reliance; breaking down barriers to racial and economic justice; connecting communities to their food sources; and impacting communities at the local and regional level through sustainable land use, food production including fisheries and distribution. There is an urgent need to come together in the spirit of collaboration, progress and solidarity. Please join to continue building strong leaders and self-reliant communities.
The Community Food Systems Conference will take place December 5 – 7, 2017 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Join their e-list to stay informed about the event.
This conference will address a variety of community food system topics. There are certain cross-cutting issues we believe are fundamental in community food systems and in building a strong, equitable food future. We hope to see these represented across all sessions.
- Skill Building across cultures and sectors
- Diversity of presenters
- Racial, social and economic equity
Join 1,000+ of your fellow anti-hunger advocates in Washington, D.C., for two days of “can’t miss” networking opportunities, content-rich sessions, and interactive training, followed by a day on Capitol Hill. You’ll go home with an arsenal of best practices, innovative advocacy methods, and personal connections to help you better fight hunger in your community, your state, and at the national level.