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Nearly 200 farmers, ranchers, and school food service personnel are expected to fill the Lied Lodge and Conference Center in Nebraska City, NE on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 for the inaugural Midwest Farm to School Conference.
An increasing number of farmers are growing specialty crops such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and herbs for local markets in Nebraska. Many of them are looking for additional opportunities to provide fresh, healthy food to their community, such as in school meals.
But making the farm to school connection can sometimes be a daunting task.
So it’s timely that the Center for Rural Affairs is partnering with University of Nebraska Extension to offer several FREE farm to school trainings to Nebraska’s school food service staff and fruit and vegetable growers.