Farm to Cafeteria Network is home to the Growing Leaders youth leadership program that connects and empowers Montana‚Äôs young people interested in sustainable food and agriculture. The youth leadership program works to strengthen young people’s capacity to educate and organize their peers about healthy eating, healthy living, and vibrant community systems. Learn more about past activities here.

As part of the Growing Leaders program, Farm to Cafeteria Network hosted our first Growing Leaders Youth Summit in Missoula, Montana October 6-8. Over 110 teenagers and adults working with youth participated in the event; stay tuned for details!

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Students brainstorming and playing a game at April’s Youth Leadership Retreat

Thanks to the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation for Healthy Montanans for their generous support that has made this event possible, and to the Bozeman Community Food Co-op for donating 4% of sales on July 26 to the Youth Summit.