Farm to School + Extension: Webinar #3, December 4, 2013
In this webinar, Debra Eschmeyer, FoodCorps Co-Founder, and Rachel Spencer, Arkansas FoodCorps Fellow described FoodCorps’ model of teaching kids about what healthy food is and where it comes from, building and tending school gardens, and bringing high-quality local food into public school cafeterias. Deb and Rachel also showcased how FoodCorps is successfully partnering with Cooperative Extension at the state level in five regions. Additionally, Susan DeBlieck, Extension Educator in Community Food Systems with University of Minnesota Extension, described how University of Minnesota Extension has strategically supported farm to school throughout Minnesota by collaborating with partners to provide training and develop materials. Susan also highlighted Extension staff roles that promote farm to cafeteria work and resources including their online farm to school toolkit. Watch the live recording here.
Farm to School + Extension: Webinar #2, November 20, 2013
In this webinar, Julia Govis from University of Illinois Extension shared information about how she is leading farm to school in Illinois through the development of educational resources and curriculum to support Extension work in its diverse program areas. Morgan Taggart from Ohio State University Extension described how OSU Extension has prioritized involvement in farm to school and how other Extension professionals in urban and suburban areas can be involved with farm to school related activities. Morgan also shared how she is currently involved with farm to school across the Cleveland area through school gardens, local food procurement, and local food and agriculture curriculum development/instruction. Watch the live recording here.
Farm to School Census Sneak Peak, September 26, 2013
In this webinar, Deborah Kane, National Director, USDA Farm to School Program previewed the USDA Farm to School Census. The Census was recently completed and surveyed over 13,000 school districts to determine the prevalence of farm to school programs in the United States. Watch the live recording here.
Farm to School + Extension: Webinar #1, September 25, 2013
In this webinar, Emily Jackson of Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project shared outcomes from a tri-state project that examined the roles of Cooperative Extension in farm to school. She was joined by Teresa Wiemerslage from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach who shared how she is supporting local food procurement, school wellness, and youth engagement in Northeast Iowa. Watch the live recording here.
Support Service Grants, March 7, 2013
Implementation Grants, March 6, 2013
Planning Grants, March 5, 2013
Grants.gov, February 27, 2013
- Review the archived presentation slides here.
Trends in Successful USDA Farm to School Grant Applications, December 11, 2012
During the first round of the USDA Farm to School Grant Program, hundreds of applicants across the country competed for a limited amount of funding. To aid applicants in increasing the competitiveness of future submissions, USDA Farm to School personnel summarize trends observed in successful FY 2013 USDA Farm to School Grant applications. Watch the live recording here.
Farm to School and the New Meal Pattern Webinar, November 29, 2012
In this webinar, USDA Farm to School personnel, FNS Child Nutrition Program staff, a food service director from Valley City Public Schools, North Dakota, and a farm to school coordinator from Denver Public Schools address the new meal pattern in general and inclusion of local and regional products in specific. Watch the live recording from our webinar here.
All things Farm to School at USDA, October 16, 2012
In this webinar, Deborah Kane, National Director of USDA’s Farm to School Program, provides a review of USDA’s farm to school activities in fiscal year 2012, discusses early insights from the first round of farm to school grant applications, and shares thoughts regarding fiscal year 2013 priorities. Watch the live recording here.
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