NYFTSI Sample Agenda

January: Applications Open

March: Application Deadline

April: Accepted Schools Notified

June - August: Kickoff Summer Retreat

  • Three days in person 
  • All lodging, travel, and meals covered by FINYS
  • Farm to School workshops centered on classroom, cafeteria, and community themes
  • Team time facilitated by a coach to develop your Farm to School Action Plan for the year

September - May of the next year: Executing your action plan

  • Regular farm to school meetings with your coach to stay on track
  • Periodic virtual workshops on relevant farm to school topics
  • $5000 implementation stipend to use toward action plan goals
  • Site visit from FINYS staff in the Spring

May of the next year: Spring Celebratory Gathering

  • Get together as a cohort one last time to celebrate accomplishments 
  • Present on your farm to school program and watch other schools' presentations
  • Relevant farm to school workshops or speakers
  • Farm Tour or other experiential learning opportunity