Provide food safety training
Integrate agriculture and gardening into the school curriculum
Facilitate conferences, workshops, and new farmer training
Initiate on-going technical assistance for production and marketing success
The West Virginia Farm to School Community Development Group collaborates with statewide resource providers and educators to assist farmers and students to network and utilize information and technology. Through modeling, mentoring and access, farmers of all ages are engaged in on-going training and instruction to grow more efficiently. Students are provided hands-on experience through school gardens, classroom instruction, integrated curriculum, and career exploration.