February 7 & 8: Springfield, Missouri – Missouri Organic Association Annual Conference – Workshop on Feb. 7 on Food Policy; Conference keynote on Feb. 8. For more information contact Angela Jenkins at angela@ozarksregionalfpc.com.

February 10: Santa Barbara, CA.

March 11 – 13: Baltimore, MD – Johns Hopkins University Center for a Livable Future

March 19 – 21: Maine – Portland, Lewiston, and York County – Food Policy Council trainings. For more information contact Jim Hanna at jhanna@unitedwaygp.org.

March 27 & 28: Las Vegas, Nevada – Training for the newly formed State of Nevada Food Security Council.

April 15 – 19: Austin, Texas – National Farm to Cafeteria Conference – food policy council workshop and networking sessions. For more information contact Mary Stein at conferenceprogram@farmtoschool.org.

May 5 -7: Minneapolis, Minnesota – Forum on Science, Democracy, and A Healthy Food Policy. Sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

May 20 -22: Detroit, Michigan – Kellogg Foundation Food and Community Conference.

June 4 – 7: Virginia – Talks at 3 Food Banks: Fredericksburg – 6/4; Richmond – 6/5; and Northern Neck – 6/6. For more information contact Lance Barton at lance@nnfb.org.

June 9: Manhattan, Kansas – Kansas State University’s Rural Grocery Initiative Conference – keynote address. For more information see conference website: www.dce.k-state.edu/conf/ruralgrocery

June 11: Douglas County, Kansas – Speaking at the annual meeting of the Douglas County Food Policy Council. For more information contact Eileen Horn at ehorn@douglas-county.com.