Community Input Needed during Farm to School Month

Since 2019, the LFN began taking the lead role in partnership with the Weakley County School District, and in 2020 with 5 Gibson County School Districts to design and implement the Farm to School Action Plans for both counties involving all 30 schools in the region.

The Gibson and Weakley County Farm to School Planning Teams have an important request to fulfill the objectives of their USDA Farm to School Planning Grant. They want to learn about factors that facilitate and hinder implementation and acceptance of Farm to School programs in our schools and communities in Gibson and Weakley Counties. The purpose of these questionnaires is to assess current farm to school programming and plan for future project development. The community’s input is important and vital to completing a thorough planning process. Based upon the information gathered, the Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network will be facilitating the production of two Farm to School Action Plans for both Gibson and Weakley Counties to serve as an implementation guide for the next several years.

GIBSON COUNTY TEACHERS: Please take 5 minutes to complete the teacher questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GCF2STeacherQ

WEAKLEY COUNTY TEACHERS: Please take 5 minutes to complete the teacher questionnaire:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WCF2STeacherQ

GIBSON COUNTY PARENT/GUARDIANS: Please take three (3) minutes to complete the parent questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GCParentEval

WEAKLEY COUNTY PARENT/GUARDIANS: Please take three (3) minutes to complete the parent questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WCParentEval

NORTHWEST TN FARMERS: Farmers are VITAL to the growing the Farm to School movement in our region. Please take 10 minutes to provide your feedback in the Northwest Tennessee Farmers Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NWTNFarmersSurvey

10 minutes = $100. By filling out this survey by December 1, 2020, your farm has a chance to win a $100 advertisement in the upcoming 2021 Northwest Tennessee Local Food Guide Magazine.

Thank you in advance for all that you do for our children and community. The NWTN Local Food Network’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for a thriving and equitable local food system that is accessible to ALL. Learn more about our FARM TO SCHOOL programs at NWTNLFN.ORG/farm-to-school