Building on Farm to School Success – On October 22, NSAC and the National Farm to School Network partnered on a Big Day of Action for Farm to School. Organizations across the country called on legislators to increase support for farm to school in the Child Nutrition Act reauthorization. This post features farm to school successes of the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative.
New Farm to School Census: Local Food Purchasing Increasing – On Tuesday, October 20, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced new Farm to School Census data confirming the multiple benefits of farm to school programs for kids, communities, and farmers. These early results from the latest Farm to School Census provide data on the 2013-2014 school year.
Revitalizing the Farm through Organic Transition – This week’s Organic Initiative guest post, from Oregon Tilth, profiles an Oregon farmer who was able to use the Organic Initiative to support critical conservation practices, while also offsetting the lack of an organic premium in the market during transition years.