Farm to Institution

Minnesota Department of Agriculture Farm to School Grant Evaluation

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Farm to School Grants allocated nearly $300,000 to Minnesota schools for local food purchases in 2021-22, awarding 27 total Farm to School grants. This evaluation report covers economic impact, grant administration, grantee successes and challenges.

Exploring Farm to Head Start Across Minnesota: Lessons from IATP’s Farm to Head Start Partners

During early childhood, children start to form an awareness of where food comes from and begin to establish the taste preferences and eating habits that will stay with them throughout their lives. Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) activities connect young children with healthy, locally-grown foods and offer hands-on experiential learning activities.