OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Farm to School program is partnering with Porter School District’s “Cultivating a Farm to School Program” to bring local and regionally produced food into school cafeterias.

This grant will allow partnerships to cultivate a variety of educational opportunities for students including: hands-on learning activities, such as school gardening, farm visits, and culinary nutrition classes. The program will integrate food-related education into classroom curriculum, helping prepare students for careers in agriculture.

The grant is in partnership with: Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Culinary Arts, Wagoner County Oklahoma State University Extension Office, Hunger Free Oklahoma, Wagoner County Health Department, USDA Farm to School/Ag in the Classroom, 4H /Youth Development Horticulture & Landscape Arch., and the Farm to School Coordinator. To learn more about how the Oklahoma Farm to School program is connecting farmers with schools to provide healthy, local food to student visit http://okfarmtoschool.com/.