We are pleased to share this opportunity from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service:

Planning for Farm to School Success in 2016 Webinar Series

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service Farm to School Program is offering a valuable webinar series and toolkit for school districts and others interested in starting farm to school programs in their areas. Their 2015 Farm to School Census shows that more than 1700 districts are interested in starting a farm to school program, but don’t yet have one. How can you find out what it takes to create a great program?

View the USDA Farm to School Planning Toolkit (PDF)

Register for a 30-minute webinar, each on a different aspect of successful farm to school programs. Sessions include:

Intro to Farm to School: Planning and Building a Team - January 14, 12:00 pm CST
Setting Goals and Establishing an Evaluation Baseline - January 28, 1:00 pm CST
Finding and Buying Local Foods - February 4, 1:00 pm CST
Farm to School Menu Planning - February 18, 1:00 pm CST
Food Safety - March 3, 1:00 pm CST
Promoting Your Farm to School Program - March 17, 1:00 pm CST
School Gardening - March 31, 1:00 pm CST
Curriculum Integration - April 7, 1:00 pm CST
Program Sustainability - April 28, 1:00 CST
Evaluating Your Program - May 12, 1:00 CST
Tying it all Together and Digging In: May 26, 1:00 pm CST

See the full webinar schedule, with descriptions and registration information