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Farm to School (F2S)


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This Farm to School logo is intended for Wisconsin schools to promote their F2S activities. If you would like to utilize the logo, please contact

What is F2S?

Farm to School (F2S) is a movement that promotes the use of locally- and regionally-grown foods in schools.

F2S activities and initiatives can include nutrition education in classrooms, farmer visits, signage promoting local foods, serving local foods in the cafeteria, school gardens, and so much more! Every school can participate in their own capacity; there are no requirements for involvement. The goal of F2S is to meet the needs of your community.

Learn more about F2S efforts in Wisconsin and nationwide: 2019 USDA F2S Census

Stay up to date on the latest DPI F2S news! 

Wisconsin F2S and Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) Statewide Information Sessions

Join F2S and F2ECE stakeholders to learn more about F2S/F2ECE projects happening around the State. Updates will be provided on open grants, training opportunities, new resources, upcoming events, and current projects. Meetings will be held monthly on the fourth Thursday from 1:30-2:30 PM. 

To register, send an email to (no message necessary). You will only need to register once to receive the monthly, recurring invite.

F2S Promotional Materials

Wisconsin schools may request free, F2S promotional items! Items include menu signage, Producer Highlight posters, window clings, magnets, and stickers. Place your order using the Promotional Items Order Form.

Benefits of F2S

kids win, farmers win, schools win and communities win.

Some benefits of F2S are:

  • stimulates local and regional economies
  • increases students' health, nutrition, and academic performance
  • helps healthy habits take root early

Read more about the benefits of F2S

Available Grants



Grants are a great way to cultivate sustainability and keep your F2S work moving forward. Visit the SNT Grant Opportunities webpage for F2S grants.

Marketplace Meetings

Looking for connections with farmers and producers in your area? Wishing you knew what foods are available locally today? Marketplace Meetings are your own personal networking hour where school food buyers and menu planners connect with farmers and producers to build relationships and get local foods onto your school menu. These meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 1-2 pm on Microsoft Teams. Learn more, get the meeting link and see the schedule of featured topics: Marketplace Meetings flyer

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F2S Template Job Descriptions

Interested in creating a position at your school or district to manage your F2S activities? Use these samples to get started!

Meet the Farm to School Team!

The DPI School Nutrition Team (SNT) has full-time F2S staff! Jeff Mallegni, former school district chef, David Lee Schneider, farmer and school garden expert, and Brittany Zerbe, former SNT Public Health Nutritionist, are working to grow F2S efforts in Wisconsin schools. Please contact us at with any F2S questions. 

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