October 19, 2018 at 7:47 a.m.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture describes the Farm To School effort as a way for ag producers to diversify and also boosts healthy eating habits of youngsters.
The Dept. of Ag first coordinated Farm to School month in 2012.
Students and staff at Sunrise Elementary don their best farmer attire, learn about agriculture and see and taste different types of fruits and vegetables. On one day at the school chickens, rabbits, goats and other farm animals are provided locally, for the young students to interact with on the front yard. Sunrise School also has a student garden.