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USDA Farm to School Census Data Now Available

" August 31, 2021 - The Census measures the scope, reach and overall impact of farm to school efforts across the nation.
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The Census measures the scope, reach and overall impact of farm to school efforts across the nation.

It is the only national survey that examines CEs activities regarding local food purchasing, school gardens and agricultural education in addition to allowing SFAs to report on the benefits and challenges of their farm to school programs.

The USDA uses the Census data to inform decisions concerning the Farm to School Grant Program, training and technical assistance strategies and resource development. The Census also helps the USDA and states to have a better understanding of the level of farm to school activities, best practices, and challenges across the country.

CEs can benefit from the Census data by gaining insight into innovative ways to initiate or expand their farm to school programs.

To view the Census, click here.

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