Past Event

Farm To School: State Policies That Can Grow Local Markets, Empower Communities



A webinar hosted by the Midwestern Legislative Conference Agriculture & Natural Resources and Education committees.

In this webinar, participants heard from national experts on farm-to-school strategies and learned about promising, innovative programs being implemented by states. The goals of these farm-to-school programs include expanding markets for state agricultural producers; getting more fresh, healthy food in school cafeterias; and exposing young people to new foods and local agricultural production.

Webinar presentations

Links to resources and studies discussed during webinar

“State Farm to School Policy Handbook” (from National Farm to School Network and Vermont Law School) » 

National Farm to School Network “Benefits of Farm to School” »

National Farm to School Network “Local Food in COVID Response and Recovery” »

“10 Cents a Meal for Michigan’s Kids and Farms” »

“Fruits of Nebraska 2021 Law: More Statewide Coordination to Get Locally Grown Food in School Cafeterias”»

Beyond School Bells Freight Farm Greenway in Nebraska »

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to School Census »

U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Urban Agriculture »

Great Lakes Apple Crunch »

Michigan Good Food Fund »

Michigan State University Product Center »

Michigan Farmers Market Association: Hoophouses for Health »

Growing Food Growing Health »