Farm to School in Minnesota
Minnesota has seen rapid growth of farm to school. The number of Minnesota school districts engaged in farm to school practices rose from 18 districts in 2006 to 268 districts in 2014.
According to the most recent USDA Farm to School Census data, schools responding reported spending 13 percent of their budgets on local products, with a total of $12 million invested in the Minnesota economy through purchasing local food.
Images taken from Farm to School at a Glance — 2016 Minnesota Leadership Team (PDF)
Farm to School Stories — Minnesota Department of Agriculture — From Bemidji Area Schools to Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, 10 stories from MDA Farm to School Grant recipients.
Improving Nutrition: Healthy eating in schools — Minnesota Department of Health — Success stories from the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP).