Bringing the Farm to School:
Case Studies

Throughout the Bringing the Farm to School: Agricultural Producers' Toolkit training you will find case studies (in written, video, and podcast format) that highlight how farmers have applied key concepts on their own farms or business operations. These case studies offer real-world examples of the concepts taught in the Local Producer Training lesson plans.

Bringing the Farm to School was developed in partnership by USDA Food and Nutrition Services, the National Center for Appropriate Technology, and the National Farm to School Network.

Case Studies

These case studies were specifically developed for the Bringing the Farm to School program.

Bear Paw Meats

Chinook, Montana

Karla Buck


Camas Country Mill & Umi Organics


Tom & Sue Hunton and Lola Milholland


Cattail Organics

Athens, Wisconsin

Katrina Becker


Common Ground Farm

Wappingers Falls, New York

Sember Weinman and Erika Rincon


Farm to School of Park County

Park County, Montana

Rachel Jones


Fayetteville Public Schools

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Ally Mrachek, Director of Child Nutrition


Fiery Ginger Farm

West Sacramento, California

Hope Sippola


Food Connects and Windham Northeast Supervisory Union



Grasmick Produce

Boise, Idaho

Chris Gaskell


Holmes County Food Hub and New North Florida Cooperative

Marianna, FL

Glyen Holmes


Kansas City Food Hub and KC Farm School

Kansas City, Missouri

Alicia Ellingsworth


Living Root Farm

Hardin, Montana

Teri and Evan Van Order


Sweat’s Produce

Wrightsville, Georgia

Kenneth Sweat


Additional Case Study Examples: We have compiled a playlist of additional videos that offer helpful case studies to learn from as you consider ways to launch or grow your efforts to market to schools.

Have Questions?

Contact Tomas Delgado, NFSN Program Manager,, or Tammy Howard, NCAT Agricultural Specialist,

This project has been funded in part by federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service through an agreement with the National Center for Appropriate Technology in partnership with the National Farm to School Network. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.