www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

State's unemployment rate sticks at 4.9 percent -4/17/2014, 4:39 PM

Couple likes 'doing our own thing' as Icon owners -4/17/2014, 4:39 PM

Airport authority may reduce mill levy -4/17/2014, 3:36 PM

Dole reflects on politics today ahead of Kansas tour -4/17/2014, 3:36 PM

City staff continues to explore role of aquifer project -4/17/2014, 3:36 PM

Environmental studies major to be offered at Kansas Wesleyan -4/17/2014, 3:36 PM

Hutch CC's Jamie Patrick picks Colorado State -4/15/2014, 12:43 PM

USD 308 criticizes school finance bill -4/15/2014, 11:40 AM

Two vehicles, pedestrian involved in accident -4/15/2014, 11:40 AM

Sanctuary dedication latest milestone in Chapel Hill's growth -4/15/2014, 11:40 AM

Jobs, water source remain top priorities, Wichitans say -4/15/2014, 11:40 AM

Edwards County accident blamed on slick roads -4/15/2014, 11:40 AM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

USDA awards Kansas $100K for school programs

Published on -11/20/2013, 7:17 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas is receiving a $100,000 federal grant to promote the use of locally grown food in schools and agriculture education programs.

The grants were announced Tuesday to 42 states and 71 programs nationwide by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman says eight school districts that have agriculture education programs will be selected to receive $12,500 each to develop the means for getting local food products served in school meal programs.

The goal will be to get a minimum of two locally produced food items served in school cafeterias each month. Other agriculture education materials and workshops will be required as part of receiving the grant.

Kansas districts with significant percentages of participation in free and reduced-priced lunches will be given preference in the state's selection.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos

AP Breaking News