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DNR seeks applicants for Farm to School mini-grants


(Fairbanks, AK) – The Division of Agriculture is now seeking applications for its annual Farm to School mini-grant. The application period ends at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15.

Mini-grants are available for school-based projects that connect students, teachers, or school food service staff with products grown and produced in Alaska. Between $500 and $3,000 in state funds will be allocated per project.

To apply for a mini-grant, go to www.dnr.alaska.gov/ag and click on the “Grants” tab under the “Programs” header.  Applications can be e-mailed to Alaska Farm to School Program, Farm to School Coordinator, Johanna Herron at johanna.herron@alaska.gov, or they can be mailed or faxed to the Division of Agriculture’s Central or Northern Region offices:

Central Region Office                                                             Northern Region Office

1800 Glenn Hwy., Suite 12                                                    1648 S. Cushman St., Suite 201

Palmer, AK 99701                                                                   Fairbanks, AK 99701

Fax: 907-745-7242                                                                  Fax: 907-328-1951

If you have any questions about the mini-grants, please contact Johanna Herron at 907-374-3714, or email her at the address listed above. For more information about the Alaska Farm to School Program, go to http://dnr.alaska.gov/ag/ag_FTS.htm. Find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/AlaskaFarmToSchool.

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