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AmeriCorps Farm to School Program Thriving in Howard-Suamico School District

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The AmeriCorps Farm to School Program has an enthusiastic and vocal supporter of all things farm to school (F2S)-related in nine different schools in the Howard-Suamico School District.

David Lee Schneider is the AmeriCorps Farm to School Education Specialist for the district and is the owner of Schneider Family Farms Red Angus Ranch. He is happy to teach about local foods and invites area farmers to talk with students about where foods like eggs, apples, beef, and other garden goodies come from and are produced.

The AmeriCorps F2S Program provides an innovative approach to building healthy communities by:

  • improving child nutrition through the implementation of educational F2S activities for students and families. These activities encourage healthy eating choices within an educational setting;

  • developing strong communities by creating future community leaders and connecting schools with local farmers and food businesses; and

  • increasing the capacity of communities all over Wisconsin to support sustainable F2S programs that encourage healthy behaviors and improve the school food environment.

Enrollment in the F2S Program is now open for the 2021-22 service year. Visit the DPI AmeriCorps Farm to School Program web page to apply to serve or to become a host site.