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Episode 195. Anthony Youth Farm: State Partnerships for School Markets

In this bonus episode of Voices from the Field, 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.

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

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This podcast episode is one of a number of case studies featuring farmers successfully navigating school sales as part of Bringing the Farm to School, a training program developed as a cooperative agreement between NCAT, the National Farm to School Network and the USDA Food and Nutrition Services.