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Cheatham Co. Farmers Encouraged to Apply for USDA Award

Cheatham County School District was awarded one of these grants to plan how to implement this program into their schools with local farmers and extension agents.  Please contact John Patrick (615-876-0899) if you’re interested in participating in this program.

Washington, D.C., July 25, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it is awarding more than $10 million in Farm to School Grants to 123 projects across the country. Additionally, for the first time, the department is empowering states with $60 million in non-competitive grants to develop stronger and sustainable Farm to School programs over the next four years. Both actions will help more kids nationwide eat healthy, homegrown foods.

Farm to School increases the amount of locally produced foods served through child nutrition programs, while also educating children about how their foods are harvested and made. Various child nutrition operators can participate in farm to school, from states and tribal nations to schools and community organizations.

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