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.
I am thrilled by the recent opening of Molino’s Mexican Cuisine, on north Waco! Mario and Mara Quiroz are back after their much-loved restaurant Frida’s closed a few years ago.
Douglas County has been awarded grants totaling more than $68,000 for a regional food hub feasibility study.The year-long study will determine whether 16 counties in the northeast corner of Kansas could benefit by creating a warehouse for locally-grown foods.