Georgia County’s Farm-to-School Program Recognized with Award
Georgia Organics and University of Georgia Extension presented the Fayette County Public Schools’ farm-to-school program with the second annual Outstanding Extension Farm-to-School Program Award. The award honors teaching that brings agriculture into the classroom and recognizes an exemplary partnership between Extension and the farm-to-school program staff. Fayette County’s program was honored for tying farm-to-school program to the larger community. For example, students help make jam from strawberries grown in school gardens and distribute the jars of jam to local firefighters.