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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Growing Your Farm to School Program

The Farm to School team has cultivated resources, trainings, and technical assistance to help your program grow.  

Resource | Newsletters

The Dirt: Farm to School e-Letter

The Dirt is USDA’s Farm to School program monthly e-Letter with updates, webinar info, relevant news, and field notes. 

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Seeding Success - Farm to School Grantee Webinar Series

Seeding Success is a series of webinars produced by the USDA Farm to School program that provide technical assistance that supports Farm to School grantees. 

Resource | Fact Sheets

USDA Foods: A Resource for Maximizing Food Budgets To Buy Local

This factsheet explains how USDA Foods support the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the school meal pattern requirements to make it easier for schools to prepare healthy meals using local foods.

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Resource | Fact Sheets

Selling Local Food to Schools: A Resource for Producers

This factsheet reviews best practices for producers to learn about how to sell local food to schools.

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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Farm to Child Nutrition Programs Planning Guide

The Farm to Child Nutrition Planning Guide directs you through questions to consider when starting or growing a farm to school, farm to child care, or farm to summer program. This planning guide should be used as a supplemental tool to the Farm to School Planning Toolkit. 

 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Farm to School Resources

Find resources to implement, sustain and maintain your farm to school program. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Seeding Success- Farm to School Grant Requirements

This pre-recorded webinar features USDA Farm to School Program staff, who summarize grantee reporting requirements and review the processes for submitting no-cost extensions, as well as project and budget amendments.

Resource | Fact Sheets

Farm to School Fact Sheets

Factsheets are available under the following topics: Farm to School Grant Program, Farm to School Program Resources, Local Food Resources, School Gardens, Farm to School in Tribal Communities, Food Safety, Producers, Farm to Preschool. Farm to Summer, State Agencies and Cooperative Extensions, En Español.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Effective Strategies States Can Use to Support Community Food Systems

This fact sheet presents effective strategies for supporting community food systems.