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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


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

Johanna Herron

Program Coordinator

Department of Natural Resources,

Division of Agriculture


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Objectives of summit


Overview

  • Background

  • Alaska farm to school

  • Strategic plan

  • Current projects

  • Staying informed


Happy 5th Birthday, Jethro!!!


My background


Basic goals of farm to school programs

Health, economy, and environment


Overview

  • Background

  • Alaska farm to school

  • Strategic plan

  • Current projects

  • Staying informed


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


Overview

  • Background

  • Alaska farm to school

  • Strategic plan

  • Current projects

  • Staying informed


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 design


Advisory group


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


Goal #1: Statewide Assessment


Goal #2: Resource development and sharing


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


Goal #4: Networking, educating, and marketing


Back to the basics


Goal #5: Enhance program through grants and funding


Overview

  • Background

  • Alaska farm to school

  • Strategic plan

  • Current projects

  • Staying informed


School / Farm tours

Palmer district


Palmer School / Farm Tour

Potato production

Carrot production


Highlights of the tour


School / Farm tours

Fairbanks district

Anchorage district


Alaska Agriculture in the Classroom

www.agclassroom.org/ak


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

  • 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?

  • YES:

    • Fruits & Vegetables

    • Flowers

    • Mushrooms

    • Sod & Turf

    • Bees & Honey

    • Nursery

  • NO:

    • Livestock

    • Dairy

    • Feed crops

    • Oil crops

    • Aquaculture


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


Overview

  • Background

  • Alaska farm to school

  • Strategic plan

  • Current projects

  • Staying informed


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 bookhttp://dnr.alaska.gov/ag/FFPD2010/FFPD.pdf


Farm to school contact database


Farm to school contact database


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


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