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Economic Impact of Farm to School in Central Minnesota - Summary (summary & metadata)

Farm-to-school programs consist of sourcing local farm products for school cafeterias. Often the purchases are combined with learning activities for the students, centered around nutrition and farm education. Programs are cropping up across America as a means to improve both student health and knowledge about food and farming. One oft-quoted reason for supporting farm-to-school programs is the economic impact programs will have on local communities as dollars previously used to purchase food from outside the local area are directed toward local purchases. Very little research, however, has been done to measure the economic impact of farm-to-school programs on local communities.

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