The Mississippi Farm to School Network works to connect farmers with schools in order to bring Mississippi products to school cafeterias. We seek to strengthen the local agricultural economy and educate Mississippians on the importance of eating locally-grown, nutritionally-dense foods. By gathering a diverse community of farm to school advocates, the network strives to reach all students and their families.
Core Partners of the National Farm to School Network:
As the Mississippi Core Partner for the National Farm to School Network,
The Mississippi Farm to School Network supports farm to school and farm to early care and education efforts in Mississippi while serving as a liaison for information, resources, needs and opportunities from our state with the National Farm to School Network.
Mississippi Farm to School Network Board Members:
Robert Gates, Tri-County Agriculture Cooperative
Paige Manning and Brandon Cobianchi, Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce
Laciana McIntyre, The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi
Judy Belue, Delta Fresh Foods
Malena Nip, FoodCorps Mississippi
Christine Coker, Mississippi Extension
Felicia Bell, National Center for Appropriate Technology
Donna Loden, Growing Healthy Waves
Sharon Patterson, Galloway's Children Center
Rose Tate, North Bolivar Consolidated School District
April Catchings and Kenyetta Griffin, Mississippi Department of Education