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Farm to School workshops set

By Staff | Apr 5, 2015

ALTOONA – A workshop that will highlight practical examples of farm to school in action is set from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1 at Iowa State University Extension office, 1625 Adventureland Drive, Suite A, in Altoona.

“Growing Farm to School in Iowa Through Partnerships” will focus on benefits, challenges and opportunities through a number of topics, including:

  • Connecting school gardens to the lunchroom, classroom, and community.
  • Working with farmers and food hubs to bring local fresh food to school cafeterias.
  • Increasing knowledge of food safety guidelines that apply to the school garden, school kitchens and food from local farms.
  • Cultivating a strong network of stakeholders, including Iowa Nutrition Network School Grant Program Coordinators, Farm to School Chapters, educators, producers, 4-H and FFA leaders, school nurses, and local farm and food advocates.

The registration deadline is April 24.

Registration and other information is available under the News and Events menu at www.ncat.org.

For more information, contact NCAT Midwest Regional Director Ann Robinson at (800) 275-6228.

The workshop is being coordinated by the National Center for Appropriate Technology’s Midwest Office and FoodCorps Iowa.

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