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Teacher pouring a small amount of seed into a student's hand to construct a tiny greenhouse.

Super Seeds

Lesson for youth to explore the many types of seeds that are eaten or grown and learn how they grow.

Green plant with wide, oval leaves. Pink florets are arranged in a circle at the top of the stem. An orange Monarch butterfly feeds on nectar from one of the florets.

Investigate Pollinators

Lesson about the importance of pollinators and the plants they interact with.

Local food producers gathered for a group photo at a farmer’s market.

South Dakota Farm to School Network

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!

Children sampling local produce in a school cafeteria.

Funding Your Farm to School Program

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.

Local farm to school team members in a school cafeteria.

Building Your Farm to School Team

Putting together a farm to school team should include a core group of individuals and agencies dedicated to the farm to school mission. View a list of potential team members to help get your team started today!

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SDSU Extension to offer ‘Bringing the Farm to School’ Producer Trainings in Brookings and Rapid City

January 09, 2023

Farmers, ranchers, gardeners and local food processors can learn strategies for growing and selling their products to school nutrition programs at the Bringing the Farm to School: Local Producer Training Jan. 18-19 in Brookings or Feb. 14-15 in Rapid City.

School lunch staff serving trays of healthy food a group of children.

South Dakota Farm to School Stories

South Dakota Farm to School Stories highlight the fact that farm to school is for everyone and can be done in many ways.

A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables displayed on a countertop.

Eat What You Grow

Youth will learn the different parts of plants that we eat, and how to use drying and freezing techniques to preserve foods for later use.

Group of students eating lunch at school

Farm to School

Farm to school provides an opportunity for youth in early childcare, educational settings, after-school programs and other settings to experience local foods.

A young woman eating a green apple while watching the sun rise outside her window.

SDSU Extension Encourages South Dakotans to Participate in Annual Crunch Off

September 30, 2022

The South Dakota Crunch off is a statewide event anytime between September 26 and October 7, 2022 to celebrate local produce and Farm to School by crunching into any South Dakota grown “crunchy” fruit or vegetable.