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Farm To School Producer Workshops Offered

Farmers, ranchers and local food processors can learn strategies for growing and selling their products to school districts at the Montana Farm to School producer training this September.

The Montana Team Nutrition Program at Montana State University, the Montana Office of Public Instruction and project partners are offering two trainings this fall, the first beginning Sept. 15 and the second date to be announced later. The trainings are free with registration. Each is divided into three sessions over three weeks with different content each week, and it is intended that individuals will attend all three sessions. Two of the sessions will be held virtually, and one will be in person in Great Falls.

Producers who attend this training will:

•Learn about accessing school markets and growing products for schools.

•Hear from producers who have successfully navigated school markets.

•Gain new knowledge and resources for integrating school markets into a business plan.

•Meet peers and experts.

•Experience school markets and farms, including a tour of Timeless Foods in Ulm.

Attendees can apply for travel cost support during registration. For more information and to register before Sept. 14, visit mtfarmtoschool/resources/ training-event.html.

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