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farm-based education network national gathering

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The 6th Farm-Based Education Network National Gathering is coming to Concord, MA, November 4-6, 2016. The event will bring together educators, farmers, nonprofit organization staff, parents, nutrition practitioners, policy makers, students, and more to share skills, build relationships, and celebrate the vibrant field of farm-based education.
The workshop submission period is open through May 6, and I’m writing to see if you would consider submitting a proposal about your work in farm-based education, or circulate this announcement to others who have demonstrated strong programming and leadership in the field.
At the least, please save the dates – November 4-6, and stay tuned to the website for updates!
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The deadline for workshop submissions is May 6!  

Workshop topics may include…
Food and Farming Skills
Early Learning on the Farm
Why Ag Policy Matters
Safety and Risk Management on the Farm
Non-profit Administration
Farmer to School, Farm to Cafeteria
Therapy, Recreation, and Education: Welcoming People with Special Needs
Marketing Your Farm-Based Experiences
Planning for Your Financial Future
Growing and Cooking Fresh at Home
Youth Voice: Farm-Based Education through a Youth Lens
Designing Farm-Based Family Programs

The Gathering is organized by the FBEN in partnership with the Massachusetts Farm to School Project (MFTS)The Trustees, Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education, and Shelburne Farms.

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