Photo: Funds for Farm to School Food

The Enterprise — Noah Zweifel
Connecting the dots: The United States Department of Agriculture is giving $38 million in funding to bolster farm-to-school connections, with the goal of improving students' access to locally produced foods. Specifically, the money will help fund the New York Food for New York Families program, run by the state's Department of Agriculture and Markets, as well as the Local Food for Schools program, run by the the state education department. During a press conference at the Capital Region Board of Cooperative Educational Services Albany campus, USDA Under Secretary Jenny Lester Moffitt extolled the virtues of partnership and connection. "It is the recipe of how we ... grow local food economies, local agricultural economies, and really healthy, great food."