About

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.


The Mississippi Farm to School Network is a Seed Change project of the National Farm to School Network and fiscally sponsored by the Tides Center and the Earth Island Institute


Sunny Young Baker

Co-Director

E: edufoodsunny@gmail.com

P: 636-675-0503


Dorothy Grady-Scarbrough

Co-Director

E: dorothy.mega@gmail.com

P: 662-402-4798


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

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