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AmeriCorps Farm to School Program

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Now Accepting AmeriCorps Member Applications for the 2024-2025 Service Year! See below for more information.



What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a national service program that engages over 80,000 members in service each year to solve pressing national problems through direct service and by mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. 

What is the AmeriCorps Farm to School Program?


The AmeriCorps Farm to School 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.

Program Impact

Check out our program impact reports from the past three service years to see how applying to become a host site could positively impact your community. If you are interested in joining our program yet this year or would like an accessible version of either report, please contact Kara Ignasiak . Applications for the next service year will be released in March.

Apply to Serve

Enrollment is now open for the 2024-25 service year!

member recruitment

To apply for an AmeriCorps Farm to School service position for the 2024-2025 service year, please fill out this online application. The online application includes a complete list of available positions and host site locations. We recommend getting your application in as soon as you can! For more questions about the program, how serving with our program might fit into your career path, or the online application, please contact Kara Ignasiak .
To learn more about what it’s like to be an AmeriCorps Farm to School member, check out these interviews:


Timeline for New Member Enrollment:

  • Now accepting new member applications - recruitment will be open until all positions are filled. It is recommended to get your application in as soon as possible.
  • August 15, 2024 - Service year begins
  • August 15 and 19, 2024 - New member pre-orientation (virtual, exact times TBD)
  • August 20-22, 2024 - New member orientation (in-person at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station in Amherst, WI)
  • August 14, 2025 - Service year ends

2024-2025 Member Benefits

Full-Time Members:

  • Total living allowance – $30,600
  • Education award (upon successful completion) - $7,395
  • Health insurance
  • Child care benefits
  • Attendance to a professional conference
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities and training
  • Student loan deferment

Half-Time Members:

  • Total living allowance – $16,200
  • Education award (upon successful completion) - $3,697.50
  • Attendance to a professional conference
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities and training
  • Student loan deferment
Apply to Become a Host Site

The AmeriCorps Farm to School Program is no longer accepting applications for the 2024-2025 service year. 

Currently, all of our host site spots are full for the 2024-2025 service year. The next round of host site applications for the 2025-2026 service year will open in February/March 2025. In the meantime, you can learn more about our program by reading our Impact Reports or listening to our member interviews (in the Apply to Serve section). Additional questions may be sent to Kara Ignasiak

AmeriCorp F2S Promotional Videos

americorp farm to school logoThe AmeriCorps F2S Program: A year of service, a lifetime of success

school garden day logoWisconsin School Garden Day 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

chili lunch logoWisconsin Chili Lunch 2021, 2022, 2024

great apple crunch logoGreat Apple Crunch 2020, 2021



Thank you to all of our past and current AmeriCorps Farm to School members.

This work would not be possible without you!


2017-18 service members

2017-18 Service Members

Americorps service members for 2019-2020 2019-2020 Service Members

2022-23 Service Year Americorp Members2022-2023 Service Members

2018-19 service members

2018-19 Service Members
Americorps service members for the 2021-2022 school year
2021-2022 Service Members 
2023-24 Service Year Americorp Members
2023-2024 Service Members


Kara Ignasiak, MS, RDN, CD
AmeriCorps Farm to School Program Director/Nutrition Education Consultant

Non-Discrimination in Employment

It is against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from AmeriCorps to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation, or religion. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital status or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability. It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that files, a complaint about such discrimination. In addition to filing a complaint with local and state agencies that are responsible for resolving discrimination complaints, you may bring a complaint to the attention of AmeriCorps. If you believe that you or others have been discriminated against, or if you want more information, contact:
Equal Employment Opportunity Office
250 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20525
(202) 606-7503

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