Farm to School

Highlights from Farm to School Pre-Conference

Farm to School Pre-Conference

Expanding Market Opportunities for Farmers & Ranchers

The NASDA Foundation hosted its first-ever Farm to School Pre-Conference ahead of the 2018 NASDA Annual Meeting on Saturday, September, 8, 2018. The one-day conference provided state department of agriculture staff with in-depth sessions on increasing farmers' and ranchers' sales of products into schools. Sessions explored training and resources available to help farmers sell to schools, working with the DoD Fresh Program, and creating grant programs to accelerate innovation. Learn more.

Farm to School Pre-Conference Needs Assessment

Determining the needs of state departments of agriculture staff

The NASDA Foundation distributed a survey to all state departments of agriculture staff who work on farm to school programs. The needs assessment asked the staff member their preferred learning strategy, topics of interest, and who do they want to learn from. The results of the needs assessment can be found here Nasda Foundation Survey Results.

Pre-Conference Report

The NASDA Foundation hosted the first-ever Farm to School Pre-Conference ahead of the 2018 NASDA Annual Meeting on Saturday, September, 8, 2018. This one-day conference provided state department of agriculture staff with in-depth sessions on increasing farmers' and ranchers' sales of products into schools. Sessions explored training and resources available to help farmers sell to schools, working with the USDA DoD Fresh Program, and creating grant programs to accelerate innovation. The full pre-conference report can be found here.