Louisiana F2S Weekly News

USDA F2S Grant Reviewers Needed

It’s that time of year when the Farm to School Grant applications come streaming in by the hundreds. 

As a stakeholder in the F2S community, USDA is reaching out to see if you are interested in volunteering as a Farm to School Grant reviewer. If you are interested, please email farmtoschool@fns.usda.gov and include your involvement with the program (past or present), any past experience with the USDA F2S grant program, and why you are interested in reviewing. Please note, if you currently have submitted or are part of grant for FY16, you will not be allowed to be a reviewer. Past and current grantees will be allowed however.  

If you know others that would be a great reviewer and might be interested, feel free to pass this along!

Last week to submit LA F2S Mini Grant Apps

Louisiana Seed Change Mini Grant applications for schools and school districts are due Monday June 15th at 12 ET. To apply online for a $5,000 farm to school grant supporting new or existing efforts in Louisiana farm to school go to www.farmtoschool.org/seed- change 

Regional F2S Meetings  

This July as a follow up to Louisiana's first Statewide Farm to School Conference, we are holding three regional farm to school meetings to better support our statewide efforts and address unique challenges and opportunities each region faces when building their farm to school programs. 

Mark your calendars below:

July 14th in New Orleans: Southeast Region

July 16th in Alexandria: Southwestern and Central Regions

July 17th in Ruston: Northern Region