Did you attend the School Nutrition Association (SNA) annual conference last week? We did and we sure enjoyed it. One of the highlights was learning more about the USDA Farm to School efforts. The recently posted a series of Farm to School fact sheets on their website. Check them out for more information…
- Farm to School at USDA
- USDA Farm to School Grants
- Farm to School Resources
- 10 Facts About Local Food in Schools
- Using DOD Fresh to Buy Local
The USDA is extend the program with a series of webinars. They are currently looking for folks to feature. It’s a great way to celebrate your community efforts or learn more about the work of others…
The USDA Farm to School Program in partnership with eXtension and its community of practice in community local and regional food systems is developing a monthly webinar series to share Extension professionals’ experiences and learn best practices for supporting farm to school.
If you are interested in presenting your work to other Extension colleagues and farm to school program partners, contact Matt Benson with the USDA Farm to School Program at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send Matt your full name, follow-up contact information (i.e., email and phone), information about your program area (e.g., 4-H, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Community Development, Family & Consumer Sciences etc.) and a brief description of your work and involvement in farm to school.