Stories about schools
October is National Farm to School Month, a chance for communities to celebrate food education, school gardens and healthy lunches.
An Illinois-based pilot program has been launched that allows farmers and ranchers to offer products to non-profits for free or reduced prices.
The story of dairy, foods and farmers has been told by the St. Louis District Dairy Council for the past nine decades.
World School Milk Day was observed Sept. 28 to celebrate the importance of dairy in students’ diets. According to the National Dairy Council School Milk Report, milk has been a part of school meals for close to a century.
Following Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey’s opening statements at the Illinois Agricultural Legislative Roundtable forum, he answered questions posed by those in attendance.
As many as 1 million Illinois schoolchildren will get more nutritious meals after state officials received an expansion of a federally subsidized pandemic-relief program, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said.