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USDA Offering $5 Million in Farm to School Grants

Dan Education, Industry News Release

The Department of Agriculture is offering $5 million in grants to schools through the USDA Farm to School Program. The program has been awarding grants to schools and communities since 2013. Farm to School refers to efforts that bring locally or regionally produced foods into school cafeterias. USDA says that also includes hands-on learning activities such as school gardening, farm …

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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: October is Farm-to-School Month

Dan Education, FL Commissioner Report, Florida

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam speaks on the importance of healthy school lunches and the role Florida’s farmers play in providing fresh, wholesome food to local schools.   You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Discover more by visiting FreshFromFlorida.com.

Daily Access to Local Foods for School Meals: Key Drivers

Dan Education, Industry News Release

by Katherine Ralston, Elizabeth Beaulieu, Jeffrey Hyman, Matthew Benson, and Michael Smith USDA Economic Research Service What Is the Issue? USDA’s Farm to School Program was established in 2012 to improve access to local foods in eligible schools through grants and technical assistance. Farm-to-school programs bring locally or regionally produced foods into school cafeterias; provide hands-on learning activities such as school …