How to get more local food in schools

CFAES’s OSU Extension outreach arm will serve as local host for the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference on April 25-27 in Cincinnati. The event is for teachers and administrators wanting to start or expand Farm to School programs, consumers interested in local food opportunities, and farmers wanting to sell their food to schools and other institutions. Read more.

Early bird discount registration runs through March 9.

California’s A.G. Kawamura: ‘Envisioning an agricultural renaissance’

Ohio State’s Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (inFACT) Discovery Theme sponsors a presentation by A.G. Kawamura called “Envisioning an Agricultural Renaissance” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in Room AS0210, Animal Sciences Building, in Columbus. Kawamura is a third-generation farmer from Orange County, California; a former secretary of California’s Department of Food and Agriculture; and a co-chair of Solutions from the Land, a nonprofit working to organize the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance. Free admission.