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USDA Releases Farm to School Census – California’s profile is encouraging

In celebration of National Farm to School Month, the USDA has released the first ever Farm to School Census – capturing the survey results from more than 13,000 public school districts nationwide. Check out how California and your local school district  are doing.

In California, the census reveals, more than 4,000 schools with over 2.5 million students are serving over $48 million in local foods.


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2 Responses to USDA Releases Farm to School Census – California’s profile is encouraging

  1. Mary says:

    California Women for Agriculture, Ventura County Chapter, hosts an Annual Farm Day, where 1000 students learn about every aspect of local farming, including water, pesticide, herbicide, tractors, harvesting, honey, avocados, lemons, berries, nursery, local grown, home gardening, horses, pigs, cows, chickens, goats, etc.

  2. Tulare County Farm Bureau in partnership with the CalFRESH UCCE Program in Tulare County and the International Agri-Center hosted 1600 fourth grade students last May for an Ag Ventures Day in 2013, and they had a tremendous learning experience visiting nutrition stations, participating in numerous small ag demonstration stations, and experiencing interactive teaching stations involving sheep herding, horse shoeing, veterinary medicine, forestry and fire prevention safety, and more.

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