Farm to School 101

Demystifying Farm to School: Exploring Ways for New Farmers to Dig In! 

National Young Farmers Coalition and USDA’s Office of Community Food Systems will co-host an online training to help farmers and ranchers sell their products to local schools for use in school meal programs.

This two-part webinar series will describe how new and beginning farmers can get involved in farm to school programs in their communities. After participating in these webinars you will have the skills and knowledge to start selling to schools and build relationships that can help grow the next generation of customers and future farmers, while strengthening community connections.

Part 1: Farm to School 101 & Funding Opportunities – Feb. 28, 5pm EST

This webinar will cover what USDA means by “farm to school”, the different ways to incorporate farm to school programs into your business plan, and how working with schools can impact and bring value to your operation.  Funding, including grant opportunities, will be covered.

Notes:

This is a webinar/video call on RingCentral meetings. You’ll need to download RingCentral Meetings be able to attend. It’s free! We’ll ask you to mute yourself and turn off your video (so we aren’t distracted by your cute faces). We’ll share our screens so that you can see all of the great info. This will be best as a web based session, but if you can only call in, contact cara@youngfarmers.org and I’ll get you a phone number.

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