• Farm to School

     

     

    As the Farm to School Program continues to expand in District 6, the focus is not just to bring the farm to the cafeteria, but the classroom to the farm. The amazing producers who contribute fresh, local products to our school meals are dedicated to educating students about Farm to School and Colorado Agriculture. Here are some great opportunities to help educate children about where their food comes from:

    Farmer in the Classroom

     
    This hands-on educational presentation allows local farmers to become teachers as they step into the classroom and talk about working and living on a Colorado farm. To request a presentation, please fill out of the survey linked below or download the pdf version and return using the instructions on the bottom of the form.
     
     
    Download the Farmer in the Classroom Request Form HERE 
     

     

    Farm Tours

     Farmer in the Classroom Colorado Farm to School Logo   Grant Family Farms  Girl Planting Tomatoes Farm to School Logo  

    The Farm to School Program is a national movement that connects schools and local farms with the objectives of: serving healthy meals in school cafeterias; providing agricultural, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.

    After a cold winter, a field trip to a farm is a perfect way to get students excited about agricultural production and form the connection between the farm and the food on their plate. To request a tour, please fill out of the survey linked below or download the pdf version and return using the instructions on the bottom of the form.
     
     
    Download the Farm Tour Request Form HERE
      

     

    fts This program has been developed by the Western Dairy Association targeting upper elementary school students (3rd-5th grade). A dairy farmer presenter and an informational video introduce students to dairy farms, the steps in producing and processing milk, interesting facts about cows and the dairy industry, and the nutritional value of dairy foods. Includes 30 student handouts and teacher guide, and DVD or VHS.

     

    Visit their website to schedule a presentation or call Nutrition Services at (970)348-6622.

    http://westerndairyassociation.org/dairy-farming-today/dairy-farm-to-school/