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Farm to School in Missouri

Missouri families and schools know that some of the best things to eat are grown close to home. From pre-K to college, at least 78 school districts in Missouri are serving up locally grown produce, fruit and other products in their cafeteria meals and snacks.


We depend on our partners!

  • Missouri Culinary Skills Institute, Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services - Mission is to support nutrition environments in schools by advancing the culinary skills and abilities of food service staff.
  • Growing with MO Harvest of the Season, Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services - Missouri farm to preschool program that offers resources and training for all types of early care and education settings.
  • Farm to School, Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education - Goal is to get more locally grown products into school cafeterias.
  • Missouri Farm to School Program, Department of Agriculture - Provides support for Farm to School programs.


School staff

Hear from local school staff who are making their farm to school programs work:

Voices from the field: Laina Fullum, Director of Nutrition Services at Columbia Public Schools, talks about the many benefits of farm to school programs.