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Farm to school is taking place in all 50 states and D.C.! Select a state from the list below to learn more or contact a state lead. 

National Farm to School Network

Seed Change

Growing farm to school, state by state

We’re bringing a wave of Seed Change to states poised for significant farm to school growth. Working at the state and grassroots levels, Seed Change jumpstarts activities that bring local food into schools and elevates food education for children. 

With this initiative, the National Farm to School Network, in collaboration with state partners, is rapidly scaling up farm to school activities and strengthening partnership for long term sustainability. While farm to school has planted roots in communities across the country over the last decade, many states still lack the infrastructure and human capacity needed to implement farm to school practices on a broad scale. 

Seed Change provides the direct funding, program strategies and proactive technical assistance needed to significantly increase the number of schools, children, farmers and communities benefitting from farm to school activities and the dollars spent on locally sourced food. 

Learn about our Seed Change projects below. 

 

Seed Change in Kentucky, Louisiana and Pennsylvania

The National Farm to School Network’s initial Seed Change project in Kentucky, Louisiana and Pennsylvania is directly reaching over 92,000 students and indirectly impacting thousands more. Through mini grants to 100 schools, trainings for grant recipients at model school districts, in-state networking opportunities and the development of technical assistance programs, Seed Change is creating accessible and sustainable farm to school programs with wide-reaching impact. 

Seed Change in Kentucky, Louisiana and Pennsylvania is made possible by a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation, which shares the National Farm to School Network’s commitment to improving child and community health through innovative partnerships. 


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Seed Change in Mississippi

Seed Change in Mississippi is about networking for big impact. School districts and farmers across the state have been increasing farm to school practices over the past few years, but dedicated support and guidance are needed to address implementation challenges and to expand activities. 

This Seed Change project will launch the Mississippi Farm to School Network as a hub for resources, information and technical assistance within the state. Led by the National Farm to School Network’s Mississippi State Leads, the Mississippi Farm to School Network will promote farm to school activities across the state while collecting and dispersing crucial information to and from a wide audience. 

Seed Change in Mississippi is made possible by a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which shares the National Farm to School Network’s belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive.

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Keep Seed Change Growing

 
Building partnerships at the state and community level is essential to creating strong and sustainable farm to school programs. That’s why Seed Change works to provide support and resources that jump start grassroots farm to school programs, bringing local food into schools and elevating food and nutrition education for students. We’re excited to keep Seed Change growing, spreading a wave of farm to school growth across the country. View our Seed Change fact sheet for an overview of program strategies, outcomes and successes. If you or your organization would like to become a partner in expanding Seed Change, contact seedchange@farmtoschool.org.