Growth in farm to school programs

A bar chart showing the growth in farm to school programs.

Farm to school programs have grown rapidly over the last decade. The National Farm to School Network, a collaboration of groups supporting farm to school programs, estimated that there were 2,051 farm to school programs in the United States in 2009; twice as many as in 2005-06. As of August 2009, they estimated that 41 States had some kind of farm to school program, and 8,943 schools in 2,065 districts participated. This chart was originally published in Local Food Systems: Concepts, Impact, and Issues, ERR-97, May 2010.

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