Benton Elementary School "Local Harvest of the Month"

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth Educator
Funds awarded in 2008: $1,370.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
Project Manager:
Jim Ronald
University of Missouri Extension


Not commodity specific


  • Education and Training: youth education
  • Sustainable Communities: local and regional food systems

    Proposal abstract:

    The Benton Elementary School "Local Harvest of the Month" project will initiate a series of experiential learning activities that will directly teach students the essentials of growing, processing and cooking the staple foods that they eat. By emphasizing local growers and producers, students will be better able to visualize the chain that links table to farm. By relating the concept of sustainability to these learning experiences, students will be better informed about the potential impact of their personal food choices.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.