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