Farm to School

Wisconsin's Pioneering Farm-to-School Program Could Be Cut

Mar 10, 2017
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MADISON, Wis. - In 2009, Wisconsin was one of the first states in the nation to create a full-time farm-to-school coordinator, whose job was to connect local farmers with cafeterias in local schools. Supporters of the program call it a huge success by any measure. But Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget cuts both the position of farm-to-school coordinator and the advisory council.

Northland Pines School District

Northland Pines students in Eagle River are among students from 39 other districts involved in the "Farm to School" program.

The program is a cooperative effort of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and Americorps. It provides food and education says Northland Pines Science teacher Robin Indermuehle..