Farm to School Resources and Economic Impacts

2018-01-10 | School Nutrition Association

Thinking of starting a farm to school program at your school? A report from the National Farm to School Network highlights one great reason why this is a good idea: farm to school fuels economic growth and job creation in your community! This report was a collaboration between the National Farm to School Network and Colorado State University that uses a survey and case study approach to examine the economic impact of farm to school procurement. The Economic Impacts of Farm to School: Case Studies and Assessment Tools explains in detail the survey, study methods and findings of their report. There is also an Economic Impacts of Farm to School Fact Sheet, which summarizes and highlights the report findings. These tools and data can be used to build the economic case for farm to school in your district, and even offer a widely adaptable survey and analysis protocol for performing farm to school economic impact assessments!