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Agenda for farm to school summit

Our apologies for the delay in posting the recorded audio file of the Farm to School summit #2. We will be getting it transcribed prior to posting. Please check back at a later date.Thank you for your patience!


Agenda for farm to school summit

Agenda for farm to school summit


Farm to school program www dnr alaska gov ag ag fts htm

Farmto School Programwww.dnr.alaska.gov/ag/ag_FTS.htm

Johanna Herron

Program Coordinator

Department of Natural Resources,

Division of Agriculture


Vote for the logo

Vote for the logo


Objectives of summit

Objectives of summit


Overview

Overview

  • Background

  • Alaska farm to school

  • Strategic plan

  • Current projects

  • Staying informed


Happy 5 th birthday jethro

Happy 5th Birthday, Jethro!!!


My background

My background


Basic goals of farm to school programs

Basic goals of farm to school programs

Health, economy, and environment


Overview1

Overview

  • Background

  • Alaska farm to school

  • Strategic plan

  • Current projects

  • Staying informed


How do we define farm to school in alaska

How do we define farm to school in Alaska?

Any activity that connects students, teachers, and the school food service with product grown and harvested in Alaska

  • Increasing Alaska grown food sales to the school meal programs

  • Distribute information for school garden development

  • Alaska Agriculture in the Classroom curriculum/education

  • Farm visits

  • Participation in programs that educate youth about the food system

  • State-wide contests promoting farm to school activities

  • Harvest of the month promotions

  • Resource / marketing development

  • Supporting existing farm / fish to school efforts

  • Facilitating discussion between school food service and food producers


Nutrition facts

Nutrition facts


Overview2

Overview

  • Background

  • Alaska farm to school

  • Strategic plan

  • Current projects

  • Staying informed


Program purpose

Program purpose

A state-wide program that will offer expertise and support to all areas of the state to pursue farm to school activities and interests.


Strategic plan development

Strategic plan development


Strategic plan design

Strategic plan design


Advisory group

Advisory group


Contributors

Contributors

  • Franci Havemeister

  • Amy Pettit

  • Bryce Wrigley

  • Jo Dawson

  • Michelle LeBeau

  • Diane Peck

  • Karol Fink

  • Dave Schauer

  • Anupama Joshi

  • Stacey Sobell

  • Victoria Naegele

  • Lorinda Lhotka

  • Kathryn Quanbeck


Big picture of goals

Big picture of goals


Goal 1 statewide assessment

Goal #1: Statewide Assessment


Goal 2 resource development and sharing

Goal #2: Resource development and sharing


Goal 3 strengthen relationships between food producers harvesters and school food services

Goal #3: Strengthen relationships between food producers/harvesters and school food services


Goal 4 networking educating and marketing

Goal #4: Networking, educating, and marketing


Back to the basics

Back to the basics


Goal 5 enhance program through grants and funding

Goal #5: Enhance program through grants and funding


Overview3

Overview

  • Background

  • Alaska farm to school

  • Strategic plan

  • Current projects

  • Staying informed


School farm tours

School / Farm tours

Palmer district


Potato production

Palmer School / Farm Tour

Potato production

Carrot production


Highlights of the tour

Highlights of the tour


School farm tours1

School / Farm tours

Fairbanks district

Anchorage district


Alaska agriculture in the classroom

Alaska Agriculture in the Classroom

www.agclassroom.org/ak


Some current projects

Some current projects

  • Creating resources to help facilitate foods into the schools safely (school garden and local producers)

  • Garden to cafeteria pilot

  • Increasing communication and knowledge to interested stakeholders


Alaska teacher scholarship program www dnr alaska gov ag

Alaska teacher scholarship program www.dnr.alaska.gov/ag

  • Implement agriculture into curriculum

  • Focus on Alaska Grown specialty crops

  • Available for all teachers

  • Award amounts: $300-$500

  • Application open: August 2011

  • Minimum # of students reached = 20


What is a specialty crop

What is a specialty crop?

  • YES:

    • Fruits & Vegetables

    • Flowers

    • Mushrooms

    • Sod & Turf

    • Bees & Honey

    • Nursery

  • NO:

    • Livestock

    • Dairy

    • Feed crops

    • Oil crops

    • Aquaculture


Agenda for farm to school summit

  • Alaska farm to schoolgrant program www.dnr.alaska.gov/ag/ag_FTS.htm


Overview4

Overview

  • Background

  • Alaska farm to school

  • Strategic plan

  • Current projects

  • Staying informed


Stay informed and connected www dnr alaska gov ag ag fts htm

Stay informed and connectedwww.dnr.alaska.gov/ag/ag_FTS.htm

  • Get in the farm to school contact database

  • Get on the Division of Agriculture newsletter list

  • Get listed with one of the many resources available

  • Contribute to surveys that come out


Alaska grown source book http dnr alaska gov ag ffpd2010 ffpd pdf

Alaska grown source bookhttp://dnr.alaska.gov/ag/FFPD2010/FFPD.pdf


Farm to school contact database

Farm to school contact database


Farm to school contact database1

Farm to school contact database


Questions and input always welcome johanna herron@alaska gov 907 374 3714 thank you

Questions and input always [email protected](907) 374-3714Thank you!


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