WSDA Farm to School Program History
The Farm to School Program worked closely with the WSDA Small Farm & Direct Marketing Program, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, WSU Small Farms Team and other partners around the state to facilitate and improve farm to school connections for health and learning.
Click the button below to read the 2008-2009 WSDA Farm to School Legislative Report:
In 2011, funding was eliminated for all Domestic Marketing and Economic Development programs at WSDA, including the Small Farm & Direct Marketing and Farm to School Programs. WSDA support of farm to school and other farm to institution markets continued on a limited basis with grant funds.
In 2013, state funding was partially reinstated, with enough funds for 1 FTE to operate both the Small Farm Direct Marketing Program and the Farm to School Program. With that limited capacity, WSDA continues to support farms, schools and other partners through grants and partnerships.