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Ariel Agenbroad, Area Extension Educator, Community Food Systems and Small Farms

Mailing Address:

University of Idaho Extension, Ada County
5880 Glenwood St.
Boise, ID, 83714

Phone: 208-287-5900

Email: ariel@uidaho.edu

School Foodservice Directors and Staff

Incorporating Idaho produce and farm products in school meals and snacks can open a new world of seasonal possibilities and put more tasty fresh foods on children’s plates. It can also support local farmers, ranchers and food producers. But getting started can be overwhelming to already busy professionals with time, kitchen, staff and budget constraints.

University of Idaho Extension works to connect schools and childcare providers with the considerable resources developed by Farm to School partners to help guide procurement of local foods for school meals.

Our partners include the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, Idaho State Department of Education, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, and the Idaho School Nutrition Association, each leading, supporting and guiding components of successful Farm to School efforts statewide, including:

  • One-on-one consultation for school foodservice in finding and sourcing local foods
  • In-lunchroom posters, marketing and resources to tell the story of Farm to School
  • Connections with local farmers in your area interested in supplying product
  • Working with distributors to ensure Idaho products are available
  • Workshops, training, tours and more during the summer months
  • Recipe and activity support for Idaho Farm to School Month
  • Guidelines for safely using School Garden Produce in school meals and snacks

For procurement assistance and in-lunchroom marketing materials, contact the Idaho State Department of Agriculture.

For USDA information and support contact

USDA FNS Western Region
90 Seventh St., Suite 10-100
San Francisco, CA 94103
Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Freely Associated States, American Samoa

JuliAnna Arnett, Farm to School Regional Lead
julianna.arnett@fns.usda.gov
415-293-3720

Kristie Hubbard, Farm to Child Care Contact
kristie.hubbard@fns.usda.gov
415-645-1910

Amy Swartz, Farm to Summer Contact
Amy.Swartz@fns.usda.gov

Contact Us

Ariel Agenbroad, Area Extension Educator, Community Food Systems and Small Farms

Mailing Address:

University of Idaho Extension, Ada County
5880 Glenwood St.
Boise, ID, 83714

Phone: 208-287-5900

Email: ariel@uidaho.edu