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.
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.