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Upcoming Events

    • Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Facebook
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    Join us for a discussion with three co-op members as they discuss the role of a cooperative purchasing group in the USDA Foods programs. 



    • Tuesday, June 08, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 10, 2021
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Conference! - At Your Location
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    ACDA Virtual Conference:
    Join Us Online: June 8 - 10, 2021

    ACDA is going virtual and we couldn't be more excited to share what we have planned! The 46th 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:

    • Sessions for both beginners and advanced level employees
    • Community feeding sessions including TEFAP and CSFP
    • Understanding roles and responsibilities of different USDA Foods stakeholder groups
    • How to maximize USDA Foods entitlement dollars
    • Regulations and Guidance on Federal feeding programs
    • Procurement
    • Hot Topics in USDA Foods Programs
    • Navigating the Continued Effects of COVID-19

    Networking Hub:

    Get connected with conference attendees through our after hours networking sessions where you can share your virtual business card, chat 1:1 or in a group, interact with presenters and share how your organization is adapting to the constant changes in the USDA Foods program. 

    Earn CEU Credits:

    We will be offering CEU credits for sessions attended during the 2021 Virtual 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.

Past Events

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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