F2Ti Call for Student Posters

An opportunity for students….


Farm to Table International (F2Ti) is happy to announce a student poster session for our 3rd annual meeting!  The symposium will take place in New Orleans, LA, August 8-10, following the American Society for Horticultural Science meeting (August 4-7).

Abstracts will be accepted until July 1, 2015. 

Our 2015 theme is “A Feast for the Senses.” Presentation topics should correspond with the overall theme AND one of the following educational tracks:

  • Crop to Cup (Brewing, Distilling, Vinting, plus non-alcoholic beverages)
  • Farming and Production
  • Food and Beverage Journalism and Media
  • Farm to School
  • Food Innovation (Science, Technology, Trends, etc.)

Selection Process:  Poster presenters are selected by the F2Ti Executive Advisory Council. Selection is based upon (but not limited to) the following criteria, which are listed in no particular order:

  • New & innovative content
  • Topic relevance to theme and tracks
  • Topic relation to current events and/or issues
  • Educational component of presentation
  • Presenter’s expertise on subject matter
  • Experience presenting to international audiences

Once the final selections are approved, all poster presenters will be contacted via the email by July 15.  Registration fees for the conference will be waived for the presenting student author.

Send abstracts in either Word or pdf format to

Dr. Christine Coker, Mississippi State University



Conference Information

The Farm to Table International Symposium (F2T) features the brightest thought leaders and leading practitioners in the burgeoning farm-to-table movement. F2T explores the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink sourced locally to globally. Topics include farming and aquaculture, fisheries, sustainability, social and digital interactive media, food security and safety, food law and policy, food science and GMO, artisanal and slow food and drink, and fair trade.

The Symposium takes place in tandem with the Louisiana Restaurant Association’s Annual Foodservice & Hospitality EXPO, an event featuring related exhibits and attracting food and beverage professional from throughout the country.

For more information, go to http://f2t-int.com/.


Instructions for Abstract Submission

Abstracts should be limited to 200 words.  Use the following format:

The People’s Garden Initiative:  Case Studies on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Christine Coker1, Gary Bachman1, Corey Wheeler1, Jeannine May2, and Beth D’Aquilla3

1 Mississippi State University, Coastal Research and Extension Center, 1815 Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi, MS 39532, ccoker@ra.msstate.edu

2 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, 100 W. Capitol Street, Suite 1321 Federal Bldg., Jackson, Mississippi 39269

3 Harrison County Soil & Water Conservation District, 12238 Ashley Drive, Gulfport, MS 39503

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack began the People’s Garden Initiative – named in honor of President Lincoln’s description of USDA as the “People’s Department” – in 2009 as an effort to challenge employees to create gardens at USDA facilities. It has since grown into a…


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