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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!

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

overview
Overview
  • Background
  • Alaska farm to school
  • Strategic plan
  • Current projects
  • Staying informed
basic goals of farm to school programs
Basic goals of farm to school programs

Health, economy, and environment

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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
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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.

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
goal 3 strengthen relationships between food producers harvesters and school food services
Goal #3: Strengthen relationships between food producers/harvesters and school food services
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Overview
  • Background
  • Alaska farm to school
  • Strategic plan
  • Current projects
  • Staying informed
school farm tours
School / Farm tours

Palmer district

school farm tours1
School / Farm tours

Fairbanks district

Anchorage district

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
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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
questions and input always welcome johanna herron@alaska gov 907 374 3714 thank you
Questions and input always welcome!johanna.herron@alaska.gov(907) 374-3714Thank you!
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