New Briefs from the 2021 National Farm to ECE Survey

September 13, 2022 - Sophia Bopp Riemer, Meagan K Shedd

New Briefs from the 2021 National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey Now Available

The National Farm to School Network and Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems are proud to release the next briefs in their series of findings and recommendations from the 2021 National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey.

These briefs focus on farm to ECE participation and practices, as well as motivations and barriers. 

According to the Why Farm to ECE brief, the top motivations for both starting and continuing engagement in farm to ECE included improving children’s health (97% and 96%), providing children with experiential learning (97% and 96%), supporting local farmers and local economy (97% and 94%), and teaching children where food comes from and how it’s grown (96%).

The full series of fact sheets explores the state of farm to ECE and opportunities to continue making progress, and includes:

  • Background and Methods
  • Farm to ECE Reach
  • Participation and Practices 
  • Why Farm to ECE 
  • Local Purchasing (coming soon!)
  • COVID-19 and Farm to ECE (coming soon!)

 You can find the first four briefs here 

Farm to ECE practitioners, partners, and supporters can use these resources to start conversations and build awareness among their networks. 

We invite partners and supporters to use this infographic and fact sheet  to start conversations about farm to ECE in their networks. 

You can also download the sharing toolkit for suggested ways to share these resources.


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