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Top 10 Lessons from the Farm to School Summit

Last month’s Farm to School Summit held in Aurora, Nebraska, was a smash hit. We learned a host of things to help us move Farm to School forward. I hope they inspire you to act for your schools and communities!

Farm to School Factoid Recap

October is Farm to School Month (#F2SMonth) both nationally and statewide here in Nebraska. We hope you've been following along with some of our Farm to School activities like our meet 'n greets for producers and schools, Nebraska Farm to School Summit, and factoids! 

If you missed some of our Farm to School factoids, have no fear! We've a recap below.

In Celebration of Farmers

National Farm to School month is upon us. Remember it’s about getting fresh, healthy, locally grown food to our children. Remember it starts with the farmer.

Anybody knows the challenge who has tried to grow food in a pot, a small garden, vertically, horizontally — the heat too much, the frost too soon, the pests too plenty; the rain too scarce.

Clean Water Act: What Questions Do You Have?

The Environmental Protection Agency has released a rule to clarify what the law is regarding which bodies of water are subject to the Clean Water Act. This rule, sometimes called the Waters of the U.S., or “WOTUS,” has stirred up some controversy, especially among farmers and ranchers.

At the Center, we strive to bring you accurate information about the issues that concern rural people, so you can participate in our democratic process.

Eating Is Education

Food culture in America is changing. In the book Lunch Wars, author Amy Kalafa describes her concern that her children were exposed to unhealthful school food. She investigated and then approached the superintendent of schools to share her findings.

His response? “It was not the school district’s responsibility to feed the kids, just to educate them.” Citizens across the nation are speaking up with challenges to this statement.

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