How does local food and agriculture education benefit students?

A local food and agriculture curriculum can:

  • Connect students to the local agricultural landscape, people and the environment
  • Give students insight into food related career tracks, such as: 
    • Agricultural science
    • Cooking
    • Farming
    • Food policy related jobs
    • Nutrition
  • Introduce students to fresh foods they may not have access to at home
  • Provide hands on learning in a fun outside setting
  • Teach students about proper nutrition, helping to establish healthy eating habits and a positive relationship with food

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