Registration is open for the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s Southeast Regional Farm to School Conference Sept. 23-24 in Greenville, S.C., which serves teachers, early childhood educators, parents, community health professionals and child nutrition staff from an eight-state region. These shareholders will work to strengthen existing programs and jump-start new farm-to-school efforts. The conference includes a day of field trips to [...]
Educators are invited to submit workshop proposals for the Southeast Regional Farm to School Conference Sept. 23-24 in Greenville, S.C. Proposals should focus on one of the following topics: community connections, local procurement and cafeteria connections, school gardens, farm to preschool/ECE, getting started and messaging and communications. Teachers, early childhood educators, parents, community health professionals and child nutrition staff members [...]
The deadline for high school cooking teams to enter the 2015 Farm to School Junior Chef competition has been extended to March 12 due to winter weather. Kentucky students in grades 9-12 are eligible for the competition sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, which is designed to offer youth the opportunity to learn valuable skills in recipe development, food [...]
Two Central Kentucky districts are producing some of the food served in their school lunches.
A new federal report praises the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s efforts to get local foods onto the plates of school children throughout the state. The report, submitted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Team, cited examples of successful farm to school efforts in the Jefferson and Montgomery County school systems. The Kentucky Proud farm marketing program includes [...]
As they took bites of different apples, 2nd-grade students at Anne Mason Elementary School (Scott County) kicked off a science unit without even realizing it.