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May 12, 2023Des Moines, Iowa |  By: Jeremy Werner

Farm to school ag program coming to SW Iowa schools


DES MOINES, Iowa - Several school districts in southwest Iowa have been selected to begin in a new farm to school agriculture education program.

The program, hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs, will be implemented in the Carroll, Fremont-Mills, Logan-Magnolia, East Mills, and Stanton school districts.

These five school districts were selected from applicants in the Monona, Crawford, Harrison, Shelby, Pottawattamie, Cass, Mills, Montgomery, Fremont, Carroll, Audubon, and Page counties.

The goals of this program are to increase access to agriculture and gardening skills for food production and to promote access to healthy, delicious locally-grown foods for students and their families.

The selected schools will get technical assistance and support on food production and agriculture education through this December, as well as curriculum resources, funds and grant writing assistance on school garden or greenhouse grants.