Warren County Cooperative Extensions Awarded Farm-to-School Grant
Warrensburg, NY – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County is pleased to announce it has received a $93,582.00 grant from the Farm-to-School Program. This program is part of Governor Cuomo’s “No Student Goes Hungry Initiative”. Cornell Cooperative Extension was one of eighteen projects chosen that will benefit over 420,000 students. The award funding will be used to hire Farm-to-School coordinators; train food service staff; provide nutrition education in classrooms and cafeterias; purchase equipment to support food preparation; and support the purchase of more local farm products, such as fruits and vegetables, nuts, and herbs, used in school lunches.
The Warren County Cornell Cooperative Extension office is very excited about this new program and if you should have any further questions please contact Dr. James Seeley at 518-668-4881.