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Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods - Finding Local Producers

Length
00:20:15
Resource type
Webinars/Videos
Resource Materials

In this webinar, the third in the series, Christina Conell, from USDA's Food and Nutrition Service discusses the variety of ways that schools can connect with local farmers, ranchers, and other food businesses. The webinar covers online connection tools, requests for information, the role of state farm to school coordinators and state departments of agriculture, and USDA resources such as the Farm Service Agency's field offices and Cooperative Extension resources. Guest speakers from the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Michigan State University and a Michigan farm will share their tips for connecting with producers.

webinar cover slide Introduction to Procurement
webinar cover slide Conducting a Local Procurement Baseline Assessment
webinar cover slide Finding Local Producers
webinar cover slide Using the Informal Procurement Method
webinar cover slide Using the Specifications, Requirements and Evaluation Criteria to Target Local Products
webinar cover slide Working with Distributors
webinar cover slide Using a Forward Contract
webinar cover slide Introduction to Geographic Preference
webinar cover slide Using Geographic Preference
webinar cover slide Using USDA Foods as Resource to Purchase Local
webinar cover slide Using DOD Fresh to Purchase Local
webinar cover slide Tying It All Together and Digging In
Updated: 02/13/2014