Kansas is one of 42 states and 71 programs nationwide to receive federal grants that focus on using locally grown food in schools and agriculture education programs.
Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman says eight school districts with AG-ed programs will be selected to receive $12,500 each.
They'll use the money to develop a way to get local food served in school meal programs.
The goal is 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.