If you were unable to attend the complete 2021 Virtual Farm to School Experience, we invite you to enjoy some of the conference highlights here.

Below you will find our esteemed keynote speaker widely known as the Gangsta Gardener, Ron Finley. You will also find multiple tracks to explore exactly how the Farm to School initiative benefits Florida economically, hear how schools can grow their own gardens, and learn our favorite hacks to use in the kitchen while preparing food. Find all topics to explore with the videos below.

Opening Video

Commissioner Nikki Fried and Ron Finley, Gangsta Gardener

Creating an Engaging School Garden

Andrew Smith
Outreach Coordinator, Florida Department of Agriculture

Mobilizing Deliciousness, Experience and Authenticity

Jaquelyn Chi
Senior Marketing Specialist, OpenTable

School Garden Leadership Training Program

Tiffany Torres and Solina Rulfs
State School Garden Specialist, Florida Ag in the Classroom; Food Systems Specialist, UF-IFAS

Healing Community Through Urban Gardening

Asha Walker
Founder & CEO, Health in the Hood

FNS Local Procurement

Samantha Benjamin-Kirk and Sean Monahan
Team Lead, USDA-FNS; Program Specialist, USDA-FNS

Farm to School Economic Impact

Craig Clemmer
FNW Program Director

Digital Marketing Best Practices

Jarred Shellhouse
Strategic Communications Manager, University of Florida

Food Recovery Options for K-12

Melanie Mason
Food Recovery Specialist, FDACS Food, Nutrition and Wellness

Partnering with Students to Build Community

Larry Robinson, Ph.D.
President, FAMU University

Case Study: Feeding Families During a Crisis

Rachel Terry
National Partnerships Director, The Common Market

Farming in the Future 

Kathleen Finlay
President, Glynwood Center for Reginal Food and Farming

Food, Forests and Sustainability 

Elaine Fiore
Founder, Food Conservation Alliance

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom 

Tiffany Torres
State School Garden Specialist, Florida Ag in the Classroom

Field & Fork Program Overview

Dina Liebowitz
Program Coordinator, University of Florida: Field & Fork Campus Food Program

Farming Best Practices 

Raymond Warthen
Co-Founder & President, Infinite Zion Farms