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Local foods: From farm to school

Farm to School

Partnering with the Northeast Iowa Farm to School Chapter, ISU Extension and Outreach is assisting school food service staff across six counties in networking and developing a market base with local producers for the purchase of local foods. Extension and Outreach specialists share the nutritional benefits of using local foods and educate food service staff on preparing and serving specific local produce, as well as provide food safety training. The Farm to School program also engages high school students as farm-to-school educators in the classroom.

This article appeared in October 2012 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter