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SCHOOLS SOUGHT FOR FARM TO SCHOOL STUDENT SURVEY

The FARRMS North Dakota Farm to School program coordinator is seeking schools interested in participating in the best practices publication by conducting a short student survey.

The survey may be done on paper or online at Survey Monkey. Questions have to do with cafeteria food and locally grown vegetables. The results will be tallied and shared with the schools through a best practices publication to be release early next year. No student names are necessary, just the school and grade currently enrolled in.

If you would be interested in participating in the survey with one or more of your classes, please contact Sue Balcom at sbalcom@farrms.org or call 701-527-5169. Hard copies will be mailed to you with instructions or a link will be made available for students to complete the survey online.

For more information about Farm to School in North Dakota or FARRMS other education opportunities, please visit www.ndfarmtoschool.org.

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Welcome to North Dakota Farm to School’s official site. North Dakota became recognized as a farm to school state by the national Farm to School organization in 2009.

With the assistance of a North Dakota Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant, we are creating this site for networking farmers and food service, education and examples of farm to school programs like the one in the video above.

Students of the Farm Food Safety Course held May 2 at Dakota College in Bottineau, were treated to a tour of the greenhouse and several styles of hoop houses by instructor Keith Knudson. The classes are a cooperative effort of FARRMS and the ECH at Dakota College in Bottineau in an effort to encourage good ag practices when growing food for farmers.

Students of the Farm Food Safety Course held May 2 at Dakota College in Bottineau, were treated to a tour of the greenhouse and several styles of hoop houses by instructor Keith Knudson. The classes are a cooperative effort of FARRMS and the ECH at Dakota College in Bottineau in an effort to encourage good ag practices when growing food for farmers.

If you wish to learn more about Farm to School or would like to be in the directory or connected to a farmer or school, please contact the North Dakota State Farm to School Lead by emailing: sbalcom@farrms.org.

ND FARM TO SCHOOL STEERING COMMITTEE

These are the members of the Farm to School Steering Committee. If you are interested in joining them, please contact sbalcom@farrms.org.

Lori Martin, Bismarck
Holly Mawby, Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture
Dr. Abby Gold, Nutrition and Wellness Specialist/Assistant Professor
NDSU Extension Service  and University of Minnesota Extension
Jamie Good, ND Department of Agriculture
Deb Egeland, ND Department of Public Instruction
Karri Stroh, Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society
Heidi Demars, Bismarck
Scott and Gwen Dubord, Jamestown

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