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 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 October 14, 2014
Growing Farm to School Supply Chains with Local Vegetable Blends (Research Brief #96)
Increasing access to fruits and vegetables in schools is one way to address nutritional and diet-related health concerns among children.
Posted on July 31, 2014
Farm to School Toolkits 2.0
With the 2014-15 school year right around the corner, CIAS has updated two popular farm to school resources. The Wisconsin Farm to School Toolkits for school nutrition programs and producers can help you create a successful farm to school program in your community.
Posted on December 6, 2013
Wisconsin Farm to School Directories
Are you a food service director interested in sourcing and serving locally grown produce in your lunchroom? Are you a farmer interested in selling your fresh produce to a local school district? Wisconsin Farm to School has created two directories that can help build connections between farms and schools.
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
University of Wisconsin-Madison