Upcoming Events

    • Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • At Your Desk via GoToWebinar
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    Processing USDA Foods
    It All Begins With The Menu!

    Tuesday, February 6 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

    Join us for an educational webinar to learn the diversion process of USDA Foods. This will include the importance of accurately determining and managing pounds sent to a processor, tools used in calculating and tracking USDA Foods, and understanding Value Pass Thru (VPT) methods. Additional resources will be provided for ongoing training with your staff.

    Earn 1 Hour Professional Development!
    USDA Professional Standard Code: 2440 / Key Area: Food & Supplies Orders


    1. ACDA Members - FREE!

    2. ACDA Non-Members - $20


    PLEASE NOTE: There is a two step process to this registration. 

    1. Register with ACDA via this email/event post. You will receive an email confirmation from ACDA with instructions about the next step.

    2. Follow the instructions in the confirmation email (check your junk and clutter mail if you do not receive) to obtain a unique access link directly from GoToWebinar before your registration is complete. 


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    • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    • 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Marriott City Center -- Minneapolis, MN

    Join us for the 2018 Annual National Conference. This is an event you do not want to miss! Registration opens December 6! Register prior to February 16 to take advantage of the early bird registration rate!

    Highlights include:

      • 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

      More details, including hotel information and a schedule, can be found on our Annual Conference page.

      Registration Fees and Options:

      Registration Type  

      Early Bird






      One Day






       Non-Member: States/Allied/ Agriculture





       Non-Member: Industry/Associate





       Non-Member: Recipient Agency





       Federal Government





       Spouse or Guest





      • Sunday, May 05, 2019
      • Wednesday, May 08, 2019
      • The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, NY

      Save the Date!

      ACDA looks forward to welcoming you the amazing and impressive Niagara Falls, New York. Mark your calendar to join us for unbeatable education and networking. 

      More information coming soon!

      • Monday, April 27, 2020
      • Thursday, April 30, 2020
      • Hyatt Regency Seattle - Corner of 8th and Howell (Downtown Seattle)

      Save the Date!

      ACDA looks forward to welcoming you to thriving and exciting Seattle for unbeatable education and networking. 

      More information coming soon!

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