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DATE: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
TIME: 2-3 p.m. CDT

Register for the webinar.

We are excited to welcome the FY2021 cohort of grantees for the MN Department of Agriculture’s AGRI Farm to School “First Bite” and “Full Tray” grants in this kickoff webinar! Our presenters from MDA, Extension and IATP will introduce the grants and their intent, share the technical information you need to know about administration, invoicing and reporting for this grant, as well as exciting plans we have to provide technical assistance and gather feedback from you to help you succeed. Please invite anyone from your school or district who will be involved in grant activities and reporting, or who you would like to hear the overview of the grant in this introductory webinar, including:

  • Food service directors and kitchen staff
  • Business officers and administrative staff who will be responsible for invoicing, documentation and contracts
  • Farmers or food hubs, distributors you plan to purchase from
  • Curriculum and teaching staff
  • Family engagement staff
  • School principals and Superintendents
  • Communications staff

We can’t wait to connect with all of you and plan for a great year to come!


  • Ashley Bress, Grants Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Agriculture 
  • Brigid Tuck, Senior Economic Impact Analyst, University of Minnesota Extension 
  • Erin McKee VanSlooten, Community Food Systems Program Director, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy 
  • Lisa Sawyer, Grant Specialist, Agricultural Marketing and Development, Minnesota Department of Agriculture 
  • Ryan Pesch, Extension Educator, University of Minnesota Extension 

Register now. Please reach out to Erin McKee ( with any questions.