Farmers Participating in Farm to School Programs Can Apply for Recognition Award

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Officials with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture are looking to highlight local farmers for the work they do in Farm to School activities.

On Friday, November 30th, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher announced that registration has begun for farmers wishing to participate in the 2019 Jersey Fresh Farm to School Farmer Recognition Award.

The program is an opportunity for farmers to highlight their Farm to School efforts and provide them with resources to help feature their Jersey Fresh produce in local school meals.

Farm to School programs provide hands-on learning opportunities to help students learn about local agriculture, how food grows, and what it means to eat healthy with fresh fruits and vegetables.

The deadline to submit and apply for the 2019 Jersey Fresh Farm to School Recognition Award is Friday, March 15th.

Farmers can register at farmtoschool.nj.gov.

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