Tag Archives: Farm to School

Budget Committee Restores Farm to School Funding

From Wisconsin Public Radio:

Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal would have cut $66,400 allocated in previous budgets for the program’s state coordinator. On Thursday, the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee voted to restore that funding in the next state budget.

The Farm to School program was voted on Aug. 24 as part of the Department of Agriculture budget.

Read More: Ag, Rural School Groups Praise Decision To Continue Farm-To-School Program

 

Several Significant K-12 Policy Items Remain in Budget Bill

2017-state-budgetLast week, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) co-chairs removed 83 provisions identified as “non-fiscal” policy items from the governor’s budget bill. (See previous post).

However, a number of policy items with a significant impact on school boards and school districts remain in the bill. Here we highlight a few of them: Continue reading Several Significant K-12 Policy Items Remain in Budget Bill

Governor’s Budget Eliminates Farm to School Position/Council

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Annysa Johnson:

farm“Gov. Scott Walker has proposed cutting the office’s now-vacant coordinator position and 15-member advisory council as part of his 2017-’19 budget, a move that would save $132,800 over the biennium.

“Walker’s spokesman, Tom Evenson, said the agency would continue to seek and disburse federal grants targeting farm-to-school efforts, and that another program manager will help out in the office. AmeriCorps workers also will continue to work on farm-to-school initiatives in some low-income schools, he said. Continue reading Governor’s Budget Eliminates Farm to School Position/Council