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News and Updates

Don't forget to check out Spotlight News, which highlights schools around New York State making headlines for Farm to School.

Governor Announces Awards to Seven Farm to School Programs (12/16)

Schoolyard chicken movement gets a boost from Purina (12/16)

A Garden Classroom to Sprout at NY Botanical Garden (11/16)

OSC Report Locally Grown: Farm-to-School Programs in New York State (10/16)

State Agriculture Commissioner Joins the Fourth Annual Big Apple Crunch (10/16)

"In Albany, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Senior Deputy Commissioner Jhone Ebert and Assistant Commissioner for Student Support Services Renee Rider joined more than 50 staff members from the NYSED Office of Child Nutrition on the front steps of the State Education Building this morning for the Big Apple Crunch.  They got into the spirit, simultaneously biting into locally grown, New York State apples to celebrate National Food Day and promote New York State food and farms."

Fall into Farm to School (10/16)

#FallintoF2S to share on social media how your SFA is celebrating Farm to School Month!

2017 Farm to School Grant Program Funding Request for Application (10/16)

May 2017 - Awards Announced!

Farm to School Month Proclamation (10/16)

Assemblywoman Russell's Bill Passes the Assembly (05/16)

Governor Signs Russell Bill into Law (06/16)

"Drive for 25" Initiative (03/16)

 

Memos

Using Federal Funds to Support FoodCorps Service Members (07/16)

Local Foods and Related Activities in Summer Meal Programs, with Questions and Answers (11/15)

Farm to School and School Garden Expenses (11/14)

Operation of School Gardens Q&As (07/09)

Farm to School Cafeteria Initiatives Memo (03/08)

Purchasing Farm-Fresh Food Directly from Local Farmers (03/06)

 

Training and Guidance

Procurement, Local Foods, and Farm to School Webinar

Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs

USDA Farm to School Planning Toolkit

Pride of New York Harvest Chart

NYS AGM Harvest of the Month Posters - Select Promotional Resources & Posters

USDA FactSheets

10 Fact About Local Foods in Schools

Integrating Local Foods into Nutrition Programs

Local Procurement Decision Tree

Geographic Preference

School Gardens

Farm to Summer

USDA Grants and Loans

Other FactSheets

 

 

 

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)     mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)     email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Los demas programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminacion:

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y politicas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en ingles), se prohibe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algn programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicacion de la informacion del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de seas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audicion o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmision] al (800) 877-8339. Ademas, la informacion del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminacion, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminacion del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que esta disponible en linea en:http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12_0.pdf. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la informacion solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1)     correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; o

(3)     correo electronico: program.intake@usda.gov.

Esta institucion es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

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