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FAQs - USDA Farm to School Team Site Visits

Last Modified: 12/17/2013
  1. When were the school districts selected for 2010 site visits?
  2. How did the USDA Farm to School Team engage with the partners that assisted with farm to school implementation during the 2010 site visits?
  3. How did the state agencies participate in the 2010 site visits?
  4. Did the Farm to School Team meet with area farmers during their 2010 visits?
  5. Will there be an opportunity for the USDA Farm to School Team to visit more schools in the future?
  6. Will information from the 2010 site visits be shared publicly in some format?

1. When were the school districts selected for 2010 site visits? 
USDA announced the 2010 site selections on the Farm to School website  on April 9, 2010. 

2.How did the USDA Farm to School Team engage with the partners that assisted with farm to school implementation during the 2010 site visits? 
The Farm to School Team worked through USDA regional offices and the selected school districts to ensure the Team met with all key individuals and organizations involved in the farm to school activities. During the 2010 site visits, the Team met with school district administrators, school food service, local farmers, distributors, local and state authorities, students, teachers, parents and community partners. 

3.How did the state agencies participate in the 2010 site visits? 
The Farm to School Team worked through USDA regional offices and the selected school districts to ensure the Team met with all key individuals and organizations, including relevant State agencies, involved in the farm to school activities. At the very least, a State agency representative from the Departments of Agriculture and Education were invited by the selected school district to attend a “wrap-up” session that summarized the Team’s visit and provided an opportunity to share best practices and lessons learned. 

4.Did the Farm to School Team meet with area farmers during their 2010 visits? 
Yes, the Farm to School Team met with farmers, as well as distributors, who were engaged with school districts that were selected for a site visits. 

5.Will there be an opportunity for the USDA Farm to School Team to visit more schools in the future?  
Pending available funding, the Farm to School Team may be able to visit more schools in subsequent years. Information regarding any future plans for farm to school site visits will be provided on the Farm to School website. 

6.Will information from the 2010 site visits be shared publicly in some format?
Yes. The USDA Farm to School Team has provided information about the 2010 site visits in our monthly reports and on the Sights, Sounds, and Stories page of the Farm to School website.