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The South Dakota Crunch Off is an annual statewide event to celebrate local produce and farm to school by crunching into any South Dakota grown fruit or vegetable.
Every summer, communities across South Dakota serve free meals to children, to ensure good nutrition and growth.
During National School Lunch Week, held each year in October, schools around the country celebrate all of the ways a school lunch can positively affect a child’s life, both at school and at home!
January 17, 2024
SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Department of Education-Child and Adult Nutrition Services are hosting regional farm-to-school gatherings for buyers and growers in 2024.
Farm to school provides an opportunity for youth in early childcare, educational settings, after-school programs and other settings to experience local foods.
SDSU Extension and Child and Adult Nutrition Services-Department of Education will host a virtual farm to school buyer-grower summit on March 26, 2024, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
SDSU Extension and Child and Adult Nutrition Services-Department of Education will host an in-person farm to school buyer-grower summit on March 6, 2024, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Black Hills State University-Rapid City, in rooms 206 and 207.
Starting or expanding a farm to school program comes with expenses. Learn about the many farm to school funding opportunities available from state, federal, and private/non-profit organizations.
The South Dakota Farm to School Network is an open group of individuals and organizations whose work or personal interests align with the components of farm to school. Learn how you or your organization can get involved today!
September 05, 2023
The South Dakota Crunch off celebrates local produce and SDSU Extension’s Farm to School programs with a friendly interstate competition to see which state’s residents can encourage the most residents to eat local fruits and vegetables from Sept. 18 to Oct. 13.