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Farm To School ResourcesGather inspiration, models and ideas from these programs actively leading Farm to School initiatives.

  • Farm to School Coalition of North Carolina: With recent USDA Farm to School funding, a group of state government agencies and non-profit organizations have come together to plan a statewide coalition to nurture Farm to School throughout North Carolina. To join the conversation, sign-up for the listserv with Communications Assistant Kirsten Blackburn and for more information contact F2SCNC co-chairs, Remi Ham or Tracey Bates.
  • Grow For It: North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth program in Crop Science, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, and Soil Science. This program supports county extension efforts to connect youth to agriculture by offering curriculum, training workshops and statewide youth programs.
  • Growing Minds:  A leader in building the North Carolina Farm to School movement, ASAP provides a rich array of best practices and materials to support programming efforts.
  • National Farm to School Network: The National Farm to School Network supports the work of local farm to school programs all over the country by providing free training and technical assistance, information services, networking, and support for policy, media and marketing activities. Contact our North Carolina Core Partner, Remi Ham for more information.
  • USDA Food and Nutrition Services’ Farm to School Program: The USDA FNS Farm to School program provides state by state data on F2S programs, a grants program, as well as technical training and resources for local food purchasing, and other F2S activities.
  • Vermont FEED: This is a Farm to School partnership between Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) and Shelburne Farms. This Guide for Farm to School Community Action Planning is a primer on organizing a school committee to develop a farm to school program.
  • FoodCorps:  FoodCorps, a national non-profit supports efforts to grow grassroots Farm to School programs.

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Remi Ham, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRemi HamFarm to School Extension Specialist & Assistant Teaching Professor Call Remi Email Remi Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
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