La Crosse County Health Dept. has recently started a program to ensure fresh food from local farms gets on the lunch menu of the county’s schools. The program has been dubbed the ‘Farm2School’ program. The highlights of the program include – ensuring fresh veggies from local farms are used for lunch & breakfast at school.
Kids are educated about nutrition via trading cards containing health information. Local area chefs conduct cooking demonstrations to make nutrition learning fun for kids.
Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association is encouraging local farm educational tours for children and adults to stay in touch with their community and industry. The association promotes farming and related industries and reminds the young that the agricultural and farming provides plenty of employment opportunities. Various educational tours in WI are listed here These organizations remind to be safe during the tours and make their own private arrangements for their liability & medical protection for their visits.