backsmScholarships Available for 13th Annual Community Food Security Coalition Conference Oct. 10-13, 2009

Fresh Taste is providing a limited number of partial scholarships to offset conference registration fees for the Community Food Security Coalition Conference in Des Moines, IA, Oct. 10-13th, 2009. Individuals, non-profit organizations, farmers, small-scale processors, and government agencies only in Illinois are eligible to apply. (Click here to download the scholarship application).

Early registration fees are $275 until Aug. 21, and Fresh Taste will cover up to $150 per participant. Conference participants will have to find other sources of financial support to complete the registration fee and to secure lodging. Food is included in the registration fee.

The CFSC conference will include plenaries on building networks for food system change, labor and immigration policy, and strategies for changing the industrial food system. Download the brochure.

Over fifty workshops will be offered, focusing on farm to cafeteria, food access in rural and urban communities, food politics and projects in the Heartland, labor and immigration in community food systems, international food security, and local foods. There will also be a local and regional food policy council pre-conference on Saturday, Oct. 10th.

To apply for a scholarship, please complete and submit a brief application (download the application here) by Monday, Aug. 17th to Fresh Taste at JL***@cc*.org.

For more details, please contact Karen Lehman, Director, Fresh Taste at Ka****@cc*.org.

Deadline: 8/17/09