Eat Greater Des Moines

10th Annual Feed Greater Des Moines Conference

10:00 AM

Join us for the 10th Annual Feed Greater Des Moines Conference. This year's conference will focus on intersections; the intersection of refugee services and local food production and the intersection of housing and food insecurity. Attend workshops to learn how you can volunteer, donate and advocate for positive change. 


  • Breakfast

Welcome Remarks

Opening Keynote – The Intersection of Refugee Services and Local Food Production

Lunch Break (included in ticket price)

Breakout Sessions

  1. Farm to School – Expanding Local Procurement | Lynn Heuss, ISU Local Foods Team, Chelsea Krist, Farm to School State Coordinator, Nathan Spalding, Food Corp Iowa
  2. Healthy Choices in the Palm of your Hand - Spend Smart. Eat Smart | Jody Gatewood and Katherine Moscoso, Iowa State University
  3. Buying Local – Vote with your Dollars | Gary Huber, Iowa Food Coop & Rich Schlutz, Yoke S Ranch
  4. Using Your Head As Well As Your Hands: Decreasing the Drudgery and Having More Fun In the Garden | Dan Goldman, Farm and Industry Research Technologies LLC

Afternoon Keynote Panel – The Intersection of Housing and Food Insecurity

Breakout Sessions

  1. 1st 1000 Days | John Roehrick, Dr. Amy Shriver, Connie Cohen and Rhonda Rairden-Nelson
  2. Food Insecurity Solutions for Older Adults | Shannon Draayer, Bambi Press, WesleyLife
  3. Mapping Food Access in the Metro | Bret Lang, Laura Harris, Drake University
  4. Putting Food Where People Are | Luke Elzinga, Sarai Rice, Rebecca Whitlow with DMARC

Sponsors include Eat Greater Des Moines, Kum & Go, 818 Design, Campbell’s Nutrition, Community Choice Credit Union, United Way of Central Iowa, Presbytery of Des Moines and WesleyLife.

Eat Greater Des Moines is a central Iowa-based organization that facilitates and builds connections to strengthen the area’s food system. Their mission is to identify, develop, and connect resources with the broader community to support the entire food lifecycle in central Iowa. Learn more at:

If you opt to complete your purchase via check, please send a check made payable to Eat Greater Des Moines to:
Eat Greater Des Moines
501 SW 7th St., Suite G2
Des Moines, IA 50309

Grand View University Student Center

2811 East 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316
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