A free webinar and survey to help Minnesota food producers grow, “Building Farm to Institution Markets,” is set for 3-4 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 6.
This webinar is for farmers, ranchers and producers currently selling to, or interested in selling to, schools, child care centers, hospitals or other institutions. It will provide an introduction to farm to institution practices and benefits. It will focus on how the needs of the producer can be matched with the needs of the buyer, accessing the potential of this rapidly expanding market channel. This webinar pairs with a new survey that invites producers to share their input on farm to institution opportunities, barriers and resource needs.
Presenters scheduled to appear include:
- SFA member producer Greg Reynolds, who will discuss his experience with farm to institution sales
- Andrea Northup from Minneapolis Public Schools, who will talk about the institution’s perspective
- Ryan Pesch from University of Minnesota Extension, who will talk about the market potential of institutional sales
This is a project of: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Renewing the Countryside, and Sustainable Farming Association.