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Farm to School Real Stories

In 1996, only two schools nationwide purchased foods directly from farmers to serve their students. Today, there are more than 2,300 farm to school initiatives operating in all fifty states. Such partnerships between schools and local farmers have grown exponentially in Minnesota, serving students in 123 school districts. Farm to school is a win-win for America's farmers, ranchers, schools and students.
Minnesota Training School Foodservice Staff A statewide collaboration of the University of Minnesota Extension, Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota School Nutrition Association has developed new training programs for school foodservice staff. Farm to School: So Fresh, So Easy offers a series of five short video trainings on sourcing, menuing, prepping and promoting farm to school items. Great Trays™ offered regional, hands-on trainings from February to November 2011, complete with recipes, sample menus, an equipment grant to receive a fo…