FDACS Seeks Input from Produce Growers on the Farm to School Program

Dan Agri-Business, Education, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)

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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is seeking input from produce growers in the state on the Farm to School Initiative. If you grow and market fresh produce of any kind, they want to hear from you.

It’s all part of an effort to further develop the existing InitiativeFDACS is conducting a survey to better understand how farmers and schools are currently working together and identify opportunities for more effective collaboration between farmers and schools.


Florida’s Farm to School Initiative enhances the connection that communities have with local growers to increase Florida products served in schools, offer healthier options for Florida’s children and get students involved in nutrition and agriculture education through school garden activities. Schools purchasing locally raised or grown agricultural products benefit both the local and state economies. Farms of all sizes can provide Florida products to meet schools’ nutritional needs. By working with schools, farmers can plan what, when and how much to produce.

To learn more and the complete the survey click here. All surveys must be completed by August 18. The survey is for all producers, regardless of past participation in the Farm to School Initiative.