Education and agriculture meet in Iowa Farm to School program
In 2007, the state of Iowa paired two its most well known industries—education and agriculture—to form the Iowa Farm to School program.
Farm to School Coordinator for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Tammy Stotts shared some information on the program.
“The program was established in 2007 through legislation to link elementary, secondary, public and non-public schools with Iowa farmers,” Stotts said. “And to provide schools with fresh and minimally processed Iowa-grown food for inclusion in school meals and snacks, encourage children to develop healthy eating habits and provide them with hands-on learning activities.
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