Farm to School is a broad category of programming that can be tailored to a school’s specific needs. It can include serving local foods in the cafeteria, taste tests, field trips, classroom education, gardens, hands-on experiences and more.
Waukee Community School District received a Farm to School Planning grant from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s Office of Community Food Systems to create an action plan for how to best implement Farm to School in the district. The grant concluded in June 2021, and the District’s Action Plan for Farm to School work going forward is linked below. As result of the action plan, we have created a Farm to School Committee that meets in the morning once a month. If you are interested in serving on the committee or partnering with our programming, please email Kaitlyn Scheuermann, MPP-D, RDN, LD.
In July 2021, the district was awarded a USDA Farm to School Implementation Grant to continue its Farm to School efforts and expand upon the work accomplished in the Planning grant process.
Farm to School Committee Meeting Schedule
(All meetings are a Tuesday morning from 7:30-8:15 am unless noted otherwise)
- September 14th, 2021
- October 19th, 2021
- November 16th, 2021
- December 14th, 2021
- January 18th, 2022
- February 15th, 2022
- March 15th, 2022
- April 19th, 2022
- May 17th, 2022
- June 2022 – Iowa Farm to School Conference
- July 26, 2022 (optional meeting) – tentatively 8-9 am