Farm-to-school conference starts today

vdacs.virginia.gov

vdacs.virginia.gov

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ Efforts to increase the number of school systems using Virginian-grown products in school menus are the focus of a conference in Charlottesville. The Virginia Farm-to-School Conference will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore is among the scheduled speakers. The conference will provide educational programs aimed at bringing homegrown foods to schools. It also will examine food safety, school gardens and nutrition education. The conference is being funded by a $20,750 grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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