World Farmers Organization President Robert Carlson Featured Speaker at National Food Services Conference

The University of North Dakota welcomes World Farmers Organization President Robert Carlson as the general session featured speaker at the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) 2012 Continental Regional Conference.

This year’s NACUFS conference, Whole Dining – Harvest the Essentials!, will focus on providing college and university students and faculty with the best available food services, from harvest to table.   President Carlson will give the keynote address, speaking much about Founding Farmers’ green initiatives such as its LEED Accreditation, apiary project, sustainability and on-going projects such as purchasing carbon offsets and continuing to be an advocate for the benefits of using environmentally-friendly and reclaimed materials wherever and whenever possible.

This is a great honor for President Carlson, who, in his term as President of the North Dakota Farmers Union, opened Washington, DC’s (and the VSAG-developed and managed) Founding Farmers restaurant.

At the NACUFS conference, Mr. Carlson will not only share the farm-to-table success story behind Founding Farmers, but also focus his general session remarks on the importance of sustainability, green practices and food safety.

The 2012 NACUFS Continental Regional Conference will be held over four days beginning, Sunday, February 26, 2012. For more information on this event, please visit NACUFS’ website .

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