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The LSU Ag Center will host the fourth annual Louisiana Farm to School Conference on Oct. 22-23, 2019, at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

The event will emphasize three main components of the farm to school concept: education, school gardens and local food procurement. Anyone interested in local food systems, Louisiana agriculture, education, school gardens or healthy school meals is encouraged to attend.

A “Meet the Buyer, Greet the Grower” event will kick off the conference on the evening of October 22 to provide a venue for networking between farmers, school nutrition staff, retailers and wholesale buyers.

The The Keynote speaker will be nationally recognized author, radio host and culinary activist Poppy Tooker. She is a New Orleans native who has gained recognition for her cookbooks and radio program, Louisiana Eats!, about preserving the food culture of Louisiana.

Online registration can be found at eventbrite. The cost of the conference is $33 per person, and space is limited. For more information, contact the Louisiana Farm to School team at 225-578-1037.

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