Posted on November 24, 2020
Grant supports expanding supply chains for regional grains to local cafeterias
The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) at UW-Madison was awarded a grant through the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s Farmers Market Promotion Program for a […]
Posted on February 28, 2017
Wisconsin Farm to School Success Story: Plymouth High School Food Science and Agriculture Center
It all started with a small group of educators and a big idea: “What if our high school could grow its own food? What if we could create a state-of-the-art facility and a place for community learning?” recalls Jessica Mella, Plymouth School District’s Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator.
Wisconsin Farm to School Success Story: Sheboygan Falls Farm to High School
Farm to school typically conjures images of a young child tasting their first cherry tomato, excitedly digging up a carrot, or squeamishly holding a red wriggler worm. But farm to school can also involve high school agriculture students engaged in hands-on soil science experiments, talented culinary students developing new recipes, and creative entrepreneurs selling produce grown at their schools.
Posted on July 20, 2016
Wisconsin Farm to School Success Story: Youth Get Active with School Lunch
As farm to school grows in both popularity and maturity in Wisconsin, schools are looking for ways to develop increasingly comprehensive programs that will thrive for years to come. In order to accomplish this goal, student involvement and community engagement are essential.
Posted on December 8, 2015
Wisconsin Farm to School Success Story: Ensuring Meaningful Farmer Participation in Farm to School
Farmer involvement is an essential component of comprehensive farm to school programs. Core farm to school concepts such as local, fresh, healthy and community come alive for students through interactions with the farmers who grow the food found on the cafeteria tray.
Posted on October 13, 2015
Chop! Chop! Veggie Videos Support Wisconsin Farm to School Efforts
In honor of National Farm to School Month, the UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and partners launched a series of culinary training videos for school cafeteria staff.
Posted on July 30, 2015
Wisconsin Farm to School Success Story: Madison Metropolitan School District Garden Bars
In several schools within the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), Farm to School AmeriCorps members are introducing elementary school students to their new garden bars.
Posted on July 14, 2015
Advancing Farm to School: Lessons from the Field
This report, published by the Wisconsin Clearinghouse, captures and communicates many of the valuable lessons learned throughout a project that increased access to healthy food in fourteen communities across Wisconsin.
Posted on July 7, 2015
Wisconsin Farm to School Success Story: Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Garden (Wausau)
In the fall of 2013, Wausau crossing guards went home with fresh-made pickles, and local residents opened their doors to bags full of vegetables following […]
Posted on April 28, 2015
Marketing Healthy Food in Wisconsin Schools
Marketing Healthy Foods in Wisconsin K-12 Schools is a comprehensive resource on conventional and innovative marketing practices to support the consumption of healthy foods and farm to school programs.
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
University of Wisconsin-Madison