USDA Offering $5 Million in Farm to School Grants

Dan Education, Industry News Release


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The Department of Agriculture is offering $5 million in grants to schools through the USDA Farm to School Program. The program has been awarding grants to schools and communities since 2013. Farm to School refers to efforts that bring locally or regionally produced foods into school cafeterias.

USDA says that also includes hands-on learning activities such as school gardening, farm visits, and culinary classes, and the integration of food-related education into the regular, standards-based classroom curriculum.

Schools, Native American tribes, farmers and other organizations may be eligible to apply for up to $100,000 for planning, implementing or training on the farm to school programs.

Applications are due by December 8th, 2017. Application information is available online at

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.