Reaching a New Market with Farm to School for Nebraska Farmers and Ranchers

This webinar, designed for Nebraska food producers, discussed key points for farmers and ranchers to consider when you work with schools as a market opportunity. You get to walk in a food service director’s shoes with Donna Handley, School Lunch Program Specialist with the Nebraska Department of Ed. What requirements and needs do school food service staff face when serving school meals? Sarah Browning of University of Nebraska Extension discussed the farm food safety procedures farmers and ranchers should consider, as well as helpful training resources that are available to address farm food safety topics. Farmer Ryan Pekarek explains how and when do you approach schools, and how do you go about planning your growing season?

This webinar introduced food producers to the opportunities available when selling to schools, as well as considerations to take when planning for success. You can view the video and download the slides below.