Selling Farm Products to Schools
Farm Science Review, London, Ohio
Small Farm Center
A growing interest in locally raised and produced foods, along with new school meal requirements, could present great opportunities for Ohio farmers. According to Julie Fox, OSU Extension Farm to School program director, local farmers can take advantage of this trend by knowing what products schools buy; finding out how products are packaged, priced and distributed; learning how schools operate; developing relationships with school decision makers; and putting together a plan that fits with their business goals. Fox and OSU Extension Farm to School program coordinator Mary Griffith will present a session titled “Selling Farm Products to Schools” on September 18 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Small Farm Center during the Farm Science Review near London, Ohio. The session will be geared toward anyone interested in helping make the farm to school connection. For more information, visit http://extension.osu.edu/news-releases/archives/2012/august/farmers-could-profit-from-selling-products-to-schools-learn-how-at-farm-science-review.
For complete information regarding the Farm Science Review (September 18-20), visit http://fsr.osu.edu/.