Recently the National Farm to School Network Partners email list was buzzing with an ongoing list of short videos from excellent Farm to School projects from Vermont to Hawai’i,  and several places in between! TCLF is inspired by these innovative programs as we grow Farm to Kids Texas, and we want to share. Here’s a collection of video resources that highlight the valuable impact of Farm to School programs have on student achievement, community wellness, and local economies:

  • High School F2S students’ short documentary  “Vertically Challenged: Our Beef Industry And Their Struggle” from LaMoure North Dakota 
    • An award-winning mini documentary that demonstrates students’ fantastic in-depth understanding of the local food systems and the need for more vertical integration in the beef industry 
  • Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network and local Farm to School Programming created a feature on farmer Derrik Giffen 
    • Hear the story of one farmer’s experience using regenerative practices to raise beef to sell to the public and a local school district. 
    • More information on their project of sourcing local sustainable beef and how local beef won the students’ taste test
  • A series of farm to school videos from the Michigan Department of Education and partners
    • A fantastic series of short videos that covers a range of topics from school gardens to local food procurement, as well as a 10-minute long piece answering the question: “Why Farm to School” 
  • Four short videos from the Northeast Farm to School Collaborative
    • Videos featuring F2S students and small-scale farmers presenting how F2S programming helps them all thrive 
  • Curriculum videos from the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation’s ʻĀINA In Schools program 
    • A variety of short and sweet cooking and gardening lesson videos that highlight hands-on learning

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