October of National Farm-to-School Month, and MACo Winter Conference sponsor Farm Credit is partnering with the National Farm to School Network (NFSN) to close the gap between students and the food that they eat through local food procurement and farm and garden education.
From Farm Credit’s Blog:
Sam Ullery, school garden specialist for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) in Washington, D.C., visits schools across the nation’s capital that are interested in teaching their students about the farm-to-school mission.
“Farm-to-School is very theoretical to those who aren’t familiar with it. However, if a teacher came into a classroom and said, ‘we’re taking the kids to do a lesson outside on this beautiful day,’ that’s farm-to-school too,’” he said.
Sam makes sure to teach lessons from NFSN’s public curriculum database when he visits D.C.’s schools. He hopes to demonstrate how easy it is to engage students in learning Farm-to-School concepts and encourage teachers to utilize the vast array of NFSN’s online, public resources to do just that.
NFSN and Farm Credit are united in our missions to support farmers and rural communities. This means ensuring that future generations of Americans feel connected to the food they eat and understand how it is produced. Farm Credit is proud to support NSFN during Farm-to-School month and every month as they educate young people about food and nutrition in the garden, the cafeteria and the classroom.
For more information, visit Farm Credit’s website.
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