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Farm to School Sample Press Release

Farm to School Week is a fun time to get students involved in activities where they learn about the importance of agriculture and eating healthy fruits and vegetables and making a connection to where their food comes from. This sample press release is a tool that schools can use to promote the farm to school week activities taking [...]
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Farm to School Videos

Would you like to learn more about farm to school and the farmers who are growing the fresh fruits and vegetables for schools across the state? Check out these videos to meet the farmers that are working hard to feed our students. The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and the Mississippi Department of Education have partnered [...]
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Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program

USDA’s Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) provides matching funds on a competitive basis to State Departments of Agriculture, State Colleges and Universities, and other appropriate State agencies to assist in exploring new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products, and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the [...]
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Farm to School Overview

Click here for full-color brochure What is Farm to School? The Mississippi Farm to School program was introduced to encourage the serving of locally-grown and locally-produced agricultural products in school meals and to recognize the substantial economic and health benefits of serving locally-grown foods. The program supports local farmers by creating additional marketing opportunities and [...]
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Mississippi Map

Display this map of Mississippi (recommended 11 x 17) to help students learn about the different agriculture commodities and where they are grown in our state. Mississippi Agricultural Map PDF   Display this map as a general overview of Mississippi's top agricultural commodities. Mississippi's Top Agricultural Commodities PDF Paige Manning Paige@mdac.ms.gov P.O. Box 1609 Jackson, MS [...]
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Teacher Resources

Below you will find a variety of useful links/ideas to educate students about agriculture, farming, and food. Kids Book: How did that get in my lunchbox?  The story of Food By Chris Butterworth - Order book and teacher resources here: www.agfoundation.org/index.php?action=orders Seed Soil Sun: Earth’s Recipe for Food By Chris Peterson Choose My Plate and Food [...]
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Placemats

Placemats are available for elementary school students. Print and have them on the lunch table for students to participate in while eating lunch, or have teachers use as an activity during the day.   Paige Manning Paige@mdac.ms.gov P.O. Box 1609 Jackson, MS 39215 Phone: (601) 359-1163 Fax: (601) 354-6001 or Mississippi Department of Education Donna [...]
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Posters

A variety of posters (recommended 11 x 17) and graphics are available to print and display around the school to advertise Farm to School Week. The Farm to School produce posters feature a variety of the produce grown in Mississippi served in local schools. Click on thumbnails below to download printable PDF posters. Paige Manning [...]
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Farm to School Week Menu

The menu is available in a table tent form for school lunch tables or in a poster format. The menu can be edited in PowerPoint by inserting a text box or simply print off the PDF and laminate for multiple uses using dry-erase markers. Poster Menu - pdf Poster Menu Powerpoint File Download (zip file) Table [...]
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