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The State Farm to School Policy Handbook is a tool for those working to advance the farm to school movement.

Developed by CAFS faculty, staff, and students in partnership with the National Farm to School Network, this regularly-updated resource outlines legislation from across the U.S. that promotes gardens, food and agriculture education, and local food procurement in schools.  

The most recent version, the State Farm to School Policy Handbook: 2002-2018, summarizes and analyzes bills and resolutions introduced between January 1, 2002, and December 31, 2018, from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. It builds on a survey that was originally released in 2011, updated in 2013, 2014, and 2017, and was previously called the State Farm to School Legislative Survey. 

The handbook allows users to search bills by both jurisdiction and topic. It also provides analysis of and infographics detailing state farm to school legislative trends; summaries of proposed bills since 2002, whether enacted, defeated, or pending; case studies on successful farm to school advocacy efforts in Hawai'i, Michigan, New Mexico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Vermont; and additional resources for advocates and policymakers to support state farm to school policies. 

This project is funded by the National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture


National Farm to School Network

Photo by Larrison Photography, courtesy of National Farm to School Network.


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