Farm to School

Louisiana Farm to School

The Louisiana Department of Education, LSU AgCenter, and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry are partners in an effort to promote and facilitate farm to school programs throughout Louisiana. Farm to School programs bring locally grown foods to schools, and offer the opportunity to educate children about nutrition and agriculture.

This website is designed as a toolkit to help school nutrition programs, producers, and other farm to school stakeholders develop, grow, and sustain a farm to school program. There is background information on the farm to school movement, resources and guidance on procuring foods, food safety, and marketing a farm to school program. Also throughout the toolkit are ready-to-use tools to assist with implementation. School districts vary in their level of implementation, so browse through the topics as needed.


NEW! Louisiana Harvest of the Month Valentines - make your Valentine's Day berry sweet with our HOM Valentine cards!

NEW! Farm to School in Louisiana – this one-page resource from the National Farm to School Network summarizes the current state of farm to school in Louisiana.

NEW! Benefits of Farm to School Fact Sheet - this flyer provides a comprehensive summary of the benefits of farm to school.

Learn about the Harvest of the Month Program and see the calendar for school year 2018-2019.

Learn about the Louisiana Farm to School Program and what our priorities are.

Explore the USDA Farm to School Census!


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