Series: The Varied Forms Of Farm To School

The concept of farm to school — improving nutritional options and expanding educational opportunities for students through agriculture — has an inherently local character.More
Farm to school is simple in concept but complex in execution.More
As the state of Wisconsin considers eliminating funding for the farm-to-school coordinator position at the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection in its 2017-19 budget cycle, advocates fear they'll lose a crucial leg up for farmers and school districts.More
As farm-to-school programs grow across Wisconsin, they've proven to be quite a learning experience, and not just for students.More
The farm-to-school programs developed by the School District of Holmen, located just north of La Crosse in western Wisconsin, illustrate the complex questions a district must answer to get its efforts off the ground.More
Farm-to-school programs can take a variety of forms. In Wisconsin, the USDA reported that 73 percent of the 775 schools and districts surveyed participated in some type of farm-to-school program.More
Kids who may not be interested in eating vegetables are more willing to take a risk and try new flavors when they grow produce themselves. That's one of the ideas behind a youth farmers' market that launched in Green Bay in 2016.More
In recognition of concerning national and local trends, as well as to fill an identified gardening programming gap for teens and "tweens," the Brown County UW-Extension Community Gardens Program partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay to pilot a youth farmers' market program in the summer of 2016.More
What happens when more Wisconsin school districts collectively buy locally grown food? Students and staff benefit by eating nutritious and fresh meals.More