Farm to School

Education in the classrooms

Between Nov. 2010 and June 2012, students in 3rd , 4th and 5th grade classrooms in Wood County received F2S education lessons from an county F2S staff. The total reach for this program was 517 students in 7 different schools. A monthly Wood County F2S curriculum was developed and made available to all Elementary Schools in the district.

A UWSP intern working at Mead Elementary in Wisconsin Rapids created a weekly 4th grade F2S curriculum in 2014.  A UWSP intern working at Alexander Middle School in Nekoosa created two agriculture lessons for 8th graders in 2014.   

Three Wood County school districts created processing kitchens in their high schools using the initial CPPW grant money. Students in their Agriculture, or Family and Consumer Education Classes learn about local food preservation techniques such as drying, canning and freezing.

One school district used the initial CPPW grant money to build mobile cooking carts for each elementary school in their district.