Building Farm to Institution Markets

About the webinar

A webinar and survey to help MN food producers grow.

For farmers, ranchers and producers currently selling to, or interested in selling to, schools, child care centers, hospitals or other institutions, this webinar provides an introduction to farm to institution practices and benefits. It will focus on how the needs of the producer can be matched with the needs of the buyer, accessing the potential of this rapidly expanding market channel. This webinar pairs with a new survey that invites producers to share their input on farm to institution opportunities, barriers and resource needs.

Presentation Slides


Pete Huff

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Pete Huff has been involved with food systems for the past ten years, working on a variety of levels spanning from organic production to policy development. His work has primarily been in the…

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Andrea Northup

Minneapolis Public Schools

Before the age of 25, Andrea founded the D.C. Farm to School Network, an organization behind the movement for healthier school food in about 200 public and charter schools throughout Washington,…

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Ryan Pesch

University of Minnesota

Ryan Pesch is interested in analyzing foodsheds, understanding how communities can re-build local food systems, and finding tools growers can use to direct market foods.

Bio from…

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Greg Reynolds

Riverbend Farm

Riverbend Farm, which the Reynolds have managed using organic practices “forever,” has been certified organic since 1994, currently through MOSA. The Reynolds market a diversity of vegetables…

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Posted November 6, 2014