August 3, 2018
Register now for the SC Farm to Institution Summit!
South Carolina Farm to Institution, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control’s Division of Diabetes, Heart Disease, and School Health, is excited to announce that together they will be hosting the second annual SC Farm to Institution Summit. This year’s theme is Planting Seeds of Innovation.
Hyatt Regency, Greenville
220 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Pre-summit short courses (location varies) 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Reception to follow at the Hyatt 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Breakout conference sessions at the Hyatt 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Stefanie Swackhamer, General Manager of Tiger Corner Farms
The Summit will take place on August 28-29, 2018. Pre-summit short courses will be hosted on Tuesday the 28th. Attendees are asked to provide their own transportation and lunch for some of the courses.
All conference attendees are invited to attend a reception with light refreshments, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency’s Studio A located at 220 North Main Street in Greenville, SC from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM on the evening of August 28th. All conference activities on Wednesday, August 29th will be held at the Hyatt Regency from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
The purpose of the summit is to bring together key farm to institution players to further encourage local procurement, reinforce healthy, local food education, and provide the skills to establish a garden, farmers’ market or community supported agriculture (CSA) program on site. The second day will begin with an overview of both SC Farm to Institution as well as the Diabetes Prevention Program in South Carolina. Innovative South Carolina farmer, Stefanie Swackhamer, General Manager of Tiger Corner Farms, will be the keynote speaker.
Breakout sessions will reach a wide variety of farm to institution audiences including schools, child care centers, worksites, food service, distributors, farmers, non-profit organizations, and community members. To facilitate planting the seeds of innovation, all sessions will include an emphasis on innovation, in particular learning from innovative South Carolina leaders.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Greenville for $93 per night (the GSA rate) for August 28th and August 29th. The cutoff date is August 6, 2018 and rooms at this rate will be available on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your room, visit https://book.passkey.com/go/farmtoinstitutionsummit.