Boost to NC’s Farm to School Program Includes Marketing

Recently, Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of North Carolina awarded a 3-year 1.2 million dollar grant to the NC Farm to School Program.  NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler explains that some of the funds went to expand and upgrade the program's transportation, and the rest of the funding will go to marketing, not only the Farm to School Program to farmers but to school systems, and within the schools themselves to help educate children on where their food comes from, as well as nutrition. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.