NYS Awarded 2016 Farm to School Grant

New York State has been awarded nearly $100,000 through the USDA’s farm to school grant program.   The intention of the grant is to better connect local farmers and school districts, and increase local foods in schools. USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack stated, “By serving nutritious and locally grown foods, engaging students in hands-on lessons, and involving parents and community members, these programs provide children with a holistic experience that sets them up for a lifetime of healthy eating. With early results from our Farm to School Census indicating Schools across the nation invested nearly $600 million in local products, and farm to school also provides a significant and reliable market for local farmers and ranchers.” New York State has a priority to strengthen ties between local farmers and school districts. The 2016 Farm to School Grant Program aligns with those priorities. Six school districts were awarded a total of nearly $325, 000 in October. In addition, Gov. Cuomo has proposed up to $500,000 to be invested in the state’s Farm to School program this year.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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