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From the organizers:

We are pleased that this event is being hosted at the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) in Oxford, Mississippi.  We will highlight the work of ICN; school food service needs; how farmers can serve the Farm to School market, and provide a networking opportunity for schools, farmers, and others.

Schools are interested in locally grown food; local farmers are eager to grow and sell to them; everyone wants healthier food; and we want to help facilitate that process.  Let’s work together to build even stronger relationships.


The Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) is part of the School of Applied Sciences at The University of Mississippi. The Institute was established by Congress in the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 1989. It is funded by a grant administered through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The Institute’s mission is to provide information and services that promote the continuous improvement of child nutrition programs. As a national center, the Institute provides information, conducts applied research, and offers training and education opportunities using appropriate technology.

There is NO COST to attend this event, but PRE-REGISTRATION is required!



 TO REGISTER SEND EMAIL TO: [email protected].

A special visitor parking pass will be emailed to everyone that registers for this event. The permit is valid for parking in the ICN parking lot.

Help us get the word out!  Post the attached flier. Forward this email broadcast to your members, colleagues, and others.

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  • Participating in these events
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  • Becoming a speaker/presenter
  • Becoming a partner/sponsor


This event is not hosted by ASAN. As one of ASAN’s roles is to share information and resources across our network so as to maximize all of our impact, we routinely post events that we ourselves are not hosting. If you have questions regarding this event, please contact event organizers rather than ASAN.


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