Webinar: FoodCorps and Extension Partnership

Dec 3, 2013 (All day)

December 4th, 2013, 1 p.m. EST

They are t-shirted and tilling up soil in schools across the country. And this year, thanks to a new partnership, FoodCorps service members have USDA at their side. Join us to learn more from Debra Eschmeyer, FoodCorps Co-Founder, and Rachel Spencer, Arkansas FoodCorps Fellow, about FoodCorps’ model of teaching kids about what healthy food is and where it comes from, building and tending school gardens, and bringing high-quality local food into public school cafeterias. Deb and Rachel will also showcase how FoodCorps is successfully partnering with Extension at the state level in five regions (University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, North Carolina 4-H, Michigan State University Extension, and New Jersey’s Rutgers University Cooperative Extension). Additionally, Susan DeBlieck, Extension Educator in Community Food Systems with the University of Minnesota Extension, will describe how University of Minnesota Extension has strategically supported farm to school throughout Minnesota by collaborating with partners to provide training and develop materials. Susan will also highlight Extension staff roles that promote farm to cafeteria work and resources including their online farm to school toolkit, research briefs, and training materials.


Connecting to Webinar by Phone & Computer


Call the toll-free number (from your telephone, audio is not available over the computer): 1-800-988-0278.  When prompted, provide the operator with the participant pass code: 7486005#


Live Meeting

Click on (or copy and paste) this link to join the meeting: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usda/join?id=JKSZ6W&role=attend

You will be prompted to type in your name, email, and organization.  Once you hit “continue” you will be joined with the meeting.


Please plan to connect 5-15 minutes early to ensure you are connected on time, the meeting will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. EST.


Webinar Recordings

This webinar will be recorded and posted online approximately one to two weeks after completion at the USDA Farm to School webinar page.