In 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) established a three-year cooperative agreement with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and the National Farm to School Network (NFSN) to develop a farm to school training program for agricultural producers.
Program Goal: To give agricultural producers training and tools to build their capacity to launch or grow efforts to market to schools, therefore increasing sales to schools for farmers while expanding farm-to-school activities for students in schools and communities across the nation.
We are excited to offer a one-day training for producers in Connecticut to support farmers in accessing the fast-growing school market! Learn more in this one-pager overview, and find details below. “Bringing the Farm to School: Agricultural Producers’ Toolkit.”
Topics to be covered include: Understanding how school procurement works, food safety for schools, planning for volume, frequency and pack standards, pricing, relationship building and more!