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South Dakota Farm to School Resource Guide

Updated March 30, 2023

Anna Tvedt

SDSU Extension Nutrition Field Specialist

Additional Authors: Jason Schoch
South Dakota Farm to School Resource Guide cover photo

Written collaboratively by SDSU Extension, Dakota Rural Action, South Dakota Department of Education and United States Department of Agriculture Food & Nutrition Service

Inside the Guide

This guide, useful for both beginning and growing farm to school programs, includes eight chapters covering a breadth of farm to school applications. Readers may find the entire guide to be helpful, or prefer to focus on individual chapters. 

  1. Getting to Know Farm to School
  2. Building Your Farm to School Team
  3. School Purchasing Guide and Menu Planning
  4. Producer Farm to School Guide
  5. Use of Traditional Foods in Farm to School
  6. Local Foods Education
  7. School or Youth Gardens
  8. Additional Resources

Second Edition Updates

This second edition guide contains updates and additions to the first version, published in 2019. Key differences include new chapters: “Use of Traditional Foods in Farm to School,” “Local foods Education,” and “School Gardens.” This version includes new highlights and educational graphics, and updated resources and guidance.