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Student Farmers is actively looking to recruit a student ambassador in New Hampshire, as well as farm mentors in New Hampshire that can help guide students. Overall, student farming is a great way to reduce the distance from farm to table and increase health for students as well as their parents.
Here is an overview on Student Farmers
Student Farmers is a growing group of students who are committed to in-home and in-school sustainable farming as a means to promote physical fitness and environmental stewardship.
Our Mission: To improve health and nutrition education, combat the challenges of climate change, and support each other in generating some revenue to help pay for college.
Our Vision: To increase knowledge about the advantages of eating more heathy and locally grown vegetables across the range of high school and college age students. We also hope that many of the parents of the students will learn from their children’s engagement in our organization and adopt a diet with less processed foods to reduce the growing cost of healthcare.
Here is an example of an agriculture education program in New Hampshire:
On October 1, the NH Food Alliance hosted its monthly Network Cafe in partnership with NH Farm to School entitled "Roll Call with NH Farm to School: Policy, Regional Network Development, Community Engagement & More." Attendees learned about exciting updates and upcoming events through panel presentations with Nikki Kolb of NOFA-NH, who presented on the Local Food for Local Schools Reimbursement bill, Stacey Purslow of NH Farm to School, who shared about Farm to School Month (which is happening NOW through the end of October!), Alexis Dwyer from the NH Department of Education Nutrition Services, who spoke about their Great Apple Crunch program happening on October 7, and Jess Gerrior of the Cornucopia Project , who presented on regional farm to school network development, specifically about their work in the Monadnock region.