Episode 195. State Partnerships for School Markets

In this bonus episode, Jenileigh Harris, a National Farm to School Network program associate, talks with Alma Maquitico from Anthony Youth Farm in southern New Mexico.

Anthony Youth Farm is a small organic farm that provides farming and training opportunities for rural and low-income youth and sells its products to schools through a purchasing cooperative program facilitated by the New Mexico Public Education Department.

Jenileigh and Alma talk about Alma’s experience working with organizations and entities across the state to collaboratively develop state-run programs that reduce school market access barriers for small producers of color.

This podcast is one of a number of case studies feature farmers successfully navigating school sales as part of Bringing the Farm to School, a training program being developed by NCAT and the National Farm to School Network, with USDA Food and Nutrition Services as the sponsoring agency.

Related ATTRA Resources:

Farm to School: Profiles of Ranches Making it Work

Farm to School Aquaponics Program

Local Food Systems

Other Resources:

Anthony Youth Farm

USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

USDA Foods in Schools

National Farm to School Network

For more information on this topic, you can contact Tammy Howard directly via email at tammyh@ncat.org.

Please complete a brief survey to let us know your thoughts about the content of this podcast.

You can get in touch with NCAT/ATTRA specialists and find our other extensive, and free, sustainable-agriculture publications, webinars, videos, and other resources at NCAT/ATTRA’s website.

You can also stay in touch with NCAT at its Facebook page.

Keep up with NCAT/ATTRA’s SIFT farm at its website.

Also check out NCAT’s Regional Offices’ websites and Facebook pages!

Southwest Regional Office: Website / Facebook

Western Regional Office: Website / Facebook

Rocky Mountain West Regional Office: Website / Facebook

Gulf States Regional Office: Website / Facebook

Southeast Regional Office: Website / Facebook

Northeast Regional Office: Website / Facebook