Sunday, 07 August 2022
Login |  Register 
MSC News National Headlines Sports Top Headlines CBS US News CBS Technology
Farm To School Conference Set for Nebraska City
02/23/2016

(Nebraska Radio Network)-- The first-ever Midwest Farm to School Conference is planned for next week in Nebraska City, drawing hundreds of participants from Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas.

Sarah Smith, at the Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons, says the goal is two-fold: to improve economic opportunities for farmers and to improve the health of students by bringing locally-grown food into school cafeterias. 

The conference will focus on building students’ knowledge about local, healthy foods, as well as hands-on farm to school practices, like school gardens, while boosting the amount of local foods served to students in schools.

Smith says the one-day event will bring together those interested in building farm to school initiatives across the region.

The conference will be held March 2nd at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center in Nebraska City. The event is being hosted by the Lyons-based Center for Rural Affairs, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and the University of Missouri Extension.

 

© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.


RELATED STORIES
Antique tractor drive to end in Falls City
FSA County Committee Nominations Open June 15
Grain Dryer Fire at Falls City Facility
Farmers Struggle to Repay Loans
Ag Waste As Renewable Fuel Study
Livestock Friendly Designation for Richardson Co
Farm Income Declines
Southeast Nebraska No-Till Meeting Scheduled
Right To Farm Legislation Introduced in Neb Legislature
Agri-Eco Tourism Program Registration Open
Click Here For All Stories

MOST VIEWED STORIES
Lancaster man arrested for alleged child sex crimes
Arrest follows stolen skid-steer loader
Decision 2022-Local NEKS results
Decision 2022-KS Primary Election results
Accident closes Atchison's 6th Street viaduct
Hiawatha woman arrested after search of home
Three injured in Monday wreck near Hoyt
Probe continues following Saturday night pursuit
Two Iowa men arrested after stolen vehicle stopped in Holton
Costly Atchison theft investigated
Pyle submits petition to run for Governor
Jefferson Co water rescue a success
Horton organization appeals for continued county funding
Deployment ceremony held for local guardsmen
Local residents to benefit from new KS food program
Falls City woman sentenced in federal court
"Prosperity" tour brings KS Governor to Holton
Two Falls City residents facing drug possession charges
Herbster will be allowed to add examples to lawsuit
Decision 2022: Atchison Co real-time vote tally

Click Here For All Stories


LATEST STORIES
Arrest follows stolen skid-steer loader
Hiawatha woman arrested after search of home
Costly Atchison theft investigated
Falls City woman sentenced in federal court
Commissioners discuss Richardson County Courthouse roof
DEA urges families to discuss dangers of drugs before school starts
Health Alert issued for Iron Horse Trail Lake
Lancaster man arrested for alleged child sex crimes
Rupnick re-elected PBP tribal chair
Auburn BPW offering incentives to ag producers
Click Here For All Stories

©2022 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report
KNZA - KLZA - KMZA - KTNC - KAIR
Powered by Radio Media Group
172.70.34.163