Across the country, efforts to connect schools and other public institutions to local food and producers are blossoming in myriad ways, and this diversity was evident the 1,100 attendees of the 2014 National Farm to Cafeteria Conference held recently in Austin, Texas. Farm to institution efforts bring local food into schools, colleges, hospitals, and other institutions. They involve everyone from students to policy makers, doing work ranging from boots-on-the-ground education work in schools to research, networking, and advocacy. But, nearly two decades since the modern Farm to School movement got going, there was one topic that seemed to interest—and impact—everyone at the latest National Conference: Policy.