The best things to eat often grow close to home!
You are invited to attend a Farm to School Regional Workshop to explore ways to connect farmers and producers with schools and child care centers!

Farmers and Producers: Make connections to give children the opportunity to taste fresh local foods and flavors in child nutrition program meals.

Child Nutrition Professionals: Explore options to Plug in and purchase quality foods from local farmers and producers.

The Kansas State Department of Education’s Child Nutrition and Wellness team invites you to join us at a Farm to School Regional Networking and Training Workshop in your region.

The agenda will feature outstanding learning and networking opportunities including:

  • Get to Know Your Farmer and School Food Service;
  • Food Safety;
  • Chef Demonstrations;
  • Applying GAPS;
  • Procurement of Local Foods;
  • Nutrition Education; and
  • Networking and Developing Supply Chain Relationships.

The first 24 child nutrition personnel, farmers/producers registrants, at each regional event, will qualify for $100 stipends to offset travel and substitute costs.
A school lunch featuring Kansas products will be provided.
Workshops are free, due to a USDA Farm to School Training and Event Planning grant.

All workshops will begin at 9:00 am and conclude by 3:30 pm.

This workshop is ideal for:

  • School Administrators
  • School Food Service Personnel
  • BOE, Students, Parents
  • Pre-school – 12 Teachers
  • Farmers/Producers/Ranchers
  • Processors
  • Agency Representatives
  • Vendors
  • Organization Representatives
  • Commodity Groups
  • Day Care Centers and Home Providers

What are you waiting for? Register now for a workshop!

To register, return this FORM to Diane Dysart at or fax to 785-296-0232.