Nebraska Farm to School Month

October is National Farm to School Month!

We are pleased to announce that Nebraska won the competition again this year, retaining the title as Mountain Plains Region Crunch Off Champion 2020!

There were 154,222 people registered in the Mountain Plains Region Crunch Off and 79,854 were from Nebraska, securing the coveted apple trophy and banner. Nebraska successfully registered 4.13% of their state population to participate in the Crunch.

The Nebraska Department of Education Nutrition Services is excited that our early childhood participation increased this year and hope to increase even more next year. The NDE wants to thank everyone for the hard work contributed to the Mountain Plains Region Crunch Off Team Nebraska.  Please consider participating in 2021 Crunch.

Nebraska Proclamation – 2020

Proclamation signing, 2015; Superintendent Sam Stecher (East Butler Public Schools); FFA Advisor Cal Williams & Student (York Public Schools); Farmer, Mark Hintz (Hebron); Governor Ricketts; Sarah Smith (NDE); Rancher and School Board Member, Rob Marsh (Thayer Central Public School); Donna Handley (NDE); Director of Nutrition Services, Tammy Yarmon (Omaha Public Schools)

Celebrate Farm to School all throughout the month of October.

National Farm to School Network provides resources for schools, early care and education sites, farms, communities and organizations across the country as we celebrate food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled with healthy, local ingredients. There are several easy ways to get involved, see their website for the Farm to School Month Celebration Toolkit, along with fact sheets, poster and logo designs, and so much more.

Spread the Word: Shout out about farm to school and share what you’re doing for National Farm to School Month with the hashtags #F2SMonth and #farmtoschool on social media.

The Nebraska Dry Bean Commission is partnering with NDE to celebrate Nebraska Thursdays during October, Nebraska Farm to School Month!

  • All schools registered to participate in Nebraska Thursdays will be included in a raffle for giveaways of two FREE Tower Garden units. REGISTER FOR NEBRASKA THURSDAYS TODAY so your school has the opportunity to win this all-inclusive Tower Garden package!
Updated February 12, 2021 4:08pm