October 27, 2023
On Oc. 31, American Farmland Trust (AFT) and National Farm to School Network (NFSN) held a webinar regarding insights and advocacy around New York State’s 30% Initiative for New York’s farm to school local food purchasing incentive program. During this webinar, speakers shared the history of the program since its establishment in 2018 and the context for current advocacy.
AFT presented their policy platform for the upcoming legislative session about enhancing the accessibility of the 30% NYS Initiative through equity and economic development, and opportunities to join in the advocacy for Farm to School in New York. These results are based on a survey of NY school food authorities (SFAs) and interviews from partners both within NY State and across the nation. For more information, please contact Mikaela Perry, NY Policy Manager, at [email protected].