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Farm to Institution Purchasing: How do we increase sales?

Jun 8, 2022

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

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The Johnson County Food Policy Council invites you to their 8th annual public forum, “Farm to Institution Purchasing: How Do We Increase Sales?” This annual event focuses on increasing community awareness of and engagement with local food system challenges and opportunities. This year’s forum will work to motivate change in the community to increase local food purchases made by institutions, such as universities, schools, nursing homes, and hospitals.

JCFPC 8th Annual Public Forum

Farm to Institution Purchasing: How Do We Increase Sales? 

Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 6 - 8 p.m.

Virtual Zoom Event

Attendees will hear from a panel of guest speakers who will discuss topics such as infrastructure needed to facilitate farm to institution sales, how various disruptions have impacted farm to institution sales, the complexities of wholesale pricing, and more. Following the panel, attendees will gather in break-out rooms to discuss next steps for our community. Panelists include:

James Nisly, Local Producer & Food Hub Manager

Marlie Wilson, Chicago Food Policy Action Council 

Michael Graham, University of Iowa Dining

Teresa Wiemerslage, ISU Extension & Outreach

6 p.m. Welcome and Food Policy Council Introduction  

6:10 - 6:20 p.m. Introduction to Farm to Institution Purchasing 

6:20 - 7:20 p.m. Guest Speaker Panel with Q&A

7:20 - 7:40 p.m.  Break-Out Group Discussions

7:40 - 8:00 p.m. Large Group Discussion and Conclusion 

You must register online to receive Zoom meeting information. Please visit this link to register. This event is free and open to the public. Please share this email invite to help us spread the word!

Johnson County strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. This virtual event will have live captions in English. To request translated captions, please contact localfoods@johnsoncountyiowa.gov at least 48 hours prior to the event. 

We look forward to seeing you online on Wednesday, June 8!

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at