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Upcoming Events

    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Facebook
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    ACDA in the Hot Seat!

    December 7th | 4:00 PM EST

    Join us on Facebook for an in-depth discussion on everything you need to know about the current pricing issues.  



    • Tuesday, January 04, 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Facebook
    Register

    Join us on Facebook for an in-depth discussion on everything you need to know about what's going on with ACDA and how we are responding to the current challenges.  



    • Tuesday, February 01, 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Facebook
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    Join us on Facebook for an in-depth discussion on everything you need to know about ACDA's Food Distribution Specialist Certification and Credential Program.  



    • Tuesday, March 01, 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Facebook
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    Join us on Facebook for an in-depth discussion on everything you need to know about the upcoming 2022 annual conference from the committee members that are helping plan this amazing event!  



    • Sunday, April 24, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Wednesday, April 27, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld
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    ACDA Annual Conference:
    Orlando, FL | April 24-27 

    ACDA is coming to Orlando! The 47th Annual Conference, brings you an opportunity to hear from USDA and other industry experts, get connected with members nationwide, share best practices, and more!

    Schedule Highlights:

    This conference will include sessions that focus on the following areas:

    • Life of a Processed product
    • Forecasting on the Farm – Why It’s Important
    • Procurement Solicitations to Withstand Uncertainty
    • NEW Best Practices for Communication at all "Links" of the Supply Chain
    • Procuring during pandemic and beyond
    • Creative Distribution of Federal Commodities

    Conference Tracks:

    • USDA Foods Toolkit for Success 
    • From Pounds to Production to the Plate Farm Out!
    • From the Farm to the Menu        
    • News You Can Use - Policy, Updates and Waivers              
    • Nut, Bolts and the Supply Chain 
    • Power of Community Feeding

      We will be offering CEU credits for sessions attended during the 2022 Annual Conference. 

      Questions?

      We are here to help!

      Reach out to us at info@commodityfoods.org or by calling 850-480-7332.

      More details can be found on our Annual Conference page.

      • Saturday, April 15, 2023
      • 8:00 AM
      • Tuesday, April 18, 2023
      • 6:00 PM
      • Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, California



      • Saturday, April 20, 2024
      • 8:00 AM
      • Wednesday, April 24, 2024
      • 6:00 PM
      • Marriott St. Louis Grand, St. Louis, Missouri



      • Sunday, April 13, 2025
      • 8:00 AM
      • Wednesday, April 16, 2025
      • 12:00 PM
      • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA



    Past Events

    Thursday, November 18, 2021 Deep Dive into USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for a State and Federal Perspective
    Thursday, August 12, 2021 Stronger with School Meals: Back-to-School Resources from USDA’s Team Nutrition
    Tuesday, June 08, 2021 ACDA 2021 Virtual Conference
    Wednesday, June 02, 2021 ACDA Virtual Conference Speaker Practices
    Thursday, May 13, 2021 Support Buy American Through Menu Planning & Recipe Development
    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 ACDA in the Hot Seat - Co-Ops!
    Tuesday, April 06, 2021 ACDA in the Hot Seat! Broker Roles
    Thursday, March 18, 2021 Best Practices for Utilizing USDA Foods in Inventory
    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 ACDA in the Hot Seat! Manufacturer/Processor Roles
    Tuesday, March 02, 2021 ACDA in the Hot Seat! State Distributing Agency Roles
    Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Feeding Children During a Pandemic: Resources for Success
    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Making the Most of USDA Foods
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020 ACDA in the Hot Seat! Single Bank
    Wednesday, December 09, 2020 ACDA Processing Committee
    Thursday, December 03, 2020 Disaster & Emergency Preparedness for Household Programs
    Tuesday, December 01, 2020 ACDA in the Hot Seat! Entitlement
    Tuesday, November 17, 2020 ACDA in the Hot Seat! Legislative Update
    Tuesday, November 03, 2020 ACDA in the Hot Seat! Working with USDA Foods
    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 ACDA Conference Networking Sessions
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 ACDA Conference Networking Sessions
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 ACDA 2020 Virtual Conference
    Thursday, October 01, 2020 Utilizing USDA Foods in a COVID-Curbside World
    Monday, August 03, 2020 Pennsylvania - State Annual Conference
    Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Simplify Your Menu Planning with USDA Food Buying Guide Interactive Tools!
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020 South Dakota - State Annual Conference
    Monday, July 27, 2020 Washington - State Annual Conference
    Sunday, June 28, 2020 Nebraska - State Annual Conference
    Saturday, June 27, 2020 Texas - State Annual Conference
    Wednesday, June 24, 2020 North Carolina State Annual Conference
    Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Nevada - NSNA Annual Conference
    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Idaho State Annual Conference
    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Illinois State Annual Conference
    Monday, June 22, 2020 Wyoming State Annual Conference
    Monday, June 22, 2020 Montana Annual State Conference
    Thursday, June 18, 2020 CN Labels and Product Formulation Statements in Child Nutrition Programs
    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Kentucky Annual State Conference
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Iowa Annual State Conference
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Colorado State Annual Conference
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Ohio State Annual Conference
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Oklahoma State Annual Conference
    Sunday, June 14, 2020 Tennessee Annual State Conference
    Tuesday, June 09, 2020 Utah - State Annual Conference
    Wednesday, June 03, 2020 COVID-19 Legislation Deep Dive
    Tuesday, June 02, 2020 Albuquerque, New Mexico -2020 State Annual Conference
    Tuesday, June 02, 2020 Fargo, ND - State Conference / Food Show
    Thursday, May 21, 2020 ACDA EDUCAST SERIES: Beyond Gen Z - Getting to Know Generation Alpha
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 USDA Foods Inventory Management
    Wednesday, May 06, 2020 COVID-19: Procurement Webinar
    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 ACDA Update
    Monday, April 27, 2020 2020 Annual Conference Workshops
    Wednesday, April 22, 2020 COVID-19: School Recipient Agency Update
    Friday, April 17, 2020 GA School Nutrition Association Annual Conference and Exhibits
    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 COVID-19: Distributors Update
    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Georgia Annual State Conference
    Wednesday, April 08, 2020 COVID-19: Household Updates - Webinar
    Friday, April 03, 2020 West Virginia Annual State Conference
    Wednesday, April 01, 2020 School Feeding Update - Webinar
    Friday, March 27, 2020 Kansas Annual Conference
    Saturday, March 21, 2020 Delaware - State Annual Conference
    Thursday, March 19, 2020 ACDA EDUCAST SERIES: Globally Inspired Menu - Trends to Entice Generation Z (Postponed)
    Friday, March 13, 2020 Oregon - State Annual Conference
    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Virginia - State Annual Conference
    Friday, February 28, 2020 Alabama - State Annual Conference
    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Washington - USDA Food Tasting
    Thursday, January 30, 2020 Alaska - AKSNA Annual Conference and Vendor Show
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Connecticut - USDA Foods Show
    Monday, January 27, 2020 Alaska - State Annual Conference
    Thursday, January 16, 2020 ACDA EDUCAST SERIES: Truth and Consequences of Forecasting
    Thursday, December 12, 2019 ACDA EDUCAST SERIES: Technology Changing the Perception of USDA Foods
    Wednesday, December 04, 2019 Maryland - USDA Foods Processing Show
    Tuesday, December 03, 2019 Arizona - Food Show
    Tuesday, December 03, 2019 Oklahoma Commodity Food Show and Dist. Director/Supervisor Meeting
    Friday, November 15, 2019 Connecticut - Food and Industry Trade Show
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 Indiana - State Annual Conference
    Wednesday, November 13, 2019 WEBINAR: TEFAP Trade Mitigation Distribution Best Practices
    Thursday, November 07, 2019 California - State Annual Conference
    Thursday, November 07, 2019 New Jersey - Annual Conference and Food Show
    Thursday, October 31, 2019 Mississippi - State Annual Conference
    Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Illinois - USDA Foods Show
    Friday, October 25, 2019 Arkansas School Nutrition State Conference
    Friday, October 25, 2019 Michigan Annual Conference & Exhibit Show
    Friday, October 25, 2019 Maryland - State Annual Conference
    Friday, October 25, 2019 New York - State Annual Conference
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Massachusetts - State Annual Conference
    Friday, October 18, 2019 Missouri - State Annual Conference
    Friday, October 11, 2019 Oregon School Nutrition Association Industry Seminar
    Thursday, October 10, 2019 Palm Beach, Florida - Annual Conference & Food Show
    Tuesday, October 08, 2019 Utah Fall Business Meeting and Food Show
    Thursday, October 03, 2019 Albuquerque, New Mexico- NM SNA Processing Show & Training
    Thursday, September 19, 2019 ACDA EDUCAST SERIES: Procurement Review - Preparing for Success
    Monday, June 17, 2019 School Nutrition Association of Iowa Annual Conference
    Monday, June 10, 2019 National CSFP Association Conference
    Thursday, May 16, 2019 Be Ready, Prepare Now! Role of USDA Foods in Disasters.
    Sunday, May 05, 2019 ACDA 2019 Annual Conference
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Iowa Food Show
    Saturday, March 16, 2019 Oregon School Nutrition Association State Conference and Food Show
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 ACDA EDUCAST SERIES: Incorporating USDA Foods into Menus
    Thursday, November 29, 2018 Illinois Food Show - Bloomington
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Child Nutrition Training and Vendor Show
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Illinois Food Show - O'Fallon
    Wednesday, November 07, 2018 ACDA EDUCAST SERIES: USDA Foods Disaster Planning
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Utah Commodity Food Show
    Friday, October 12, 2018 Oregon School Nutrition Association Industry Seminar and USDA Foods Show
    Wednesday, October 03, 2018 Colorado Food Distribution Programs USDA Food Show
    Wednesday, August 08, 2018 WY Food Service Director Meeting and USDA Foods Food Show
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 WSNA Conference and Food Show
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 SNAU Food Show/Conference
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 SNAI Annual Conference
    Friday, May 25, 2018 ACDA Educast: Industry Discussion of the FINAL RULE (Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 250 [7 CFR 250.xx])
    Sunday, April 29, 2018 2018 Annual National Conference (ANC)
    Sunday, April 29, 2018 2018 Annual Conference - Social Outings
    Sunday, April 29, 2018 Annual Conference Educational Enhancements
    Monday, April 16, 2018 ACDA Educast: ACDA Strategic Plan
    Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ACDA Educast: ACDA Strategic Plan
    Tuesday, February 06, 2018 ACDA Educast: Processing USDA Foods: It All Begins With The Menu!
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 ACDA Educast: The RA Perspective on Forecasting
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