[montanafood_ag] More updates on Farm to School Month

Stein, Mary mstein at montana.edu
Mon Sep 26 11:52:59 MDT 2011

Montana Food and Ag List Members:

See the many exciting updates and resources from the National Farm to School Network in celebration of October as National Farm to School Month.

Mary Stein

 We wanted to alert you to quite a few new resources that are now available for Farm to School month:

1.    Event Invitation Template: Inviting public officials and distinguished guests to your Farm to School Month events will help raise the profile of the event while honoring those who have helped move Farm to School forward in your community. Customize these invitation templates to fit your needs. This is a basic invitation template<http://www.farmtoschoolmonth.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/invitation-template.docx>, This invitation is for members of Congress<http://www.farmtoschoolmonth.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/congressional-invite_NFS-Month.docx> who supported House Resolution 1655 designating the month of October as National Farm to School Month.

2.    Farm to School Champion Awards Use this award template<http://www.farmtoschoolmonth.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Award-template.docx> to honor community leaders who support Farm to School.

3.    There's still more to come.......Poster contest, PSA ads and Spanish translations coming soon!

1.    We want to hear about Farm to School events planned in October!- please email info at farmtoschoolmonth.org<mailto:info at farmtoschoolmonth.org> with date, venue, organizers, and planned activities.

2.    Iowa FoodCorps members have created a Iowa Farm to School toolkit to celebrate Farm to School Month - this could be a great template for other locations. Check it out! (see attached file)

3.    If it aligns with your work, consider adding a note about farm to school month to your email signature (see mine below).

*October is National Farm to School Month! Find great resources at: www.farmtoschoolmonth.org<http://www.farmtoschoolmonth.org>
Stacey A. Sobell, MPH
Farm to School Program Manager, Food & Farms
721 NW Ninth Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97209
ssobell at ecotrust.org<mailto:ssobell at ecotrust.org>

*Western Regional Lead for the National Farm to School Network: http://www.farmtoschool.org/regional.php?area=west

FoodHub membership is now FREE: www.food-hub.org<http://www.food-hub.org/>

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