New Partnership Will Grow Farm to School Efforts

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and the National Farm to School Network (NFSN) are pleased to announce their partnership with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS) to develop farm to school trainings for agricultural producers. The goal of the partnership is to help agricultural producers build their capacity to launch or expand efforts to market to schools. To assist producers in entering this market, NCAT and NSFN will conduct a needs assessment among agricultural producers in collaboration with state agencies and then develop curricula. They will promote and execute trainings that use a tiered, train-the-trainer approach. This national three-year, $1.8 million project will be co-managed by NCAT and NFSN.