Farm-to-Institution

Young boy holding basket of picked strawberries. (Copyright IStock)
Farm to Institution programs give farmers and ranchers the opportunity to develop new markets and sell to local K-12 schools, hospitals, colleges, cafeterias or government agencies.

UEPI. Center for Food and Justice.

Highlights U.S. state farm-to-school programs; discusses related national policies; describes case studies, surveys and evaluation tools; and identifies funding opportunities.

ATTRA - A National Sustainable Agriculture Assistance Program.

A guide to information and resources that farmers, school administrators, food-service managers, and community members can use to start or expand a farm-to-institution venture. Updated in 2013, the guide covers models of Farm to Institution programs, program implementation and considerations, existing supportive policies, and more.