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Happy Anniversary Smith-Lever Act

The day of May 8 marks an important anniversary for American agriculture and our nation’s communities: it’s the 103rd anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act. The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 created …

California Teens Win National 4-H Recognition

At a time when many young people are fighting obesity and don’t understand the food system, two California 4-H members – Bryanne Sanchez and Samuel Sugarman – are gaining national …

UC launches Good Food for Local Schools website

School lunches play a vital role in feeding and nourishing America’s children. More than 30 million of the nation’s children eat at least one meal a day at school. There is an opportunity, …

The Garden as Food Classroom

“Gardening is something empowering that kids can do themselves, which shows them that they can make a difference. It gives them an opportunity to create something positive and dynamic.” Ping …

Seeing the Beauty in Pollinators

“I see the world through a viewfinder. The work that I do is about the diversity of pollinators, their importance in our food supply and ecosystem, the beauty and the …

Teens develop life skills through cooking

Teens in Portland, Oregon, are acquiring vital job and life skills through a free culinary after-school program called the Portland Kitchen. Students are learning how to cook food and preparing …