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Farm-To-School Movement Is Making Push In Minn.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Farm-to-School movement is making a push in Minnesota.

Farm to School programs connect schools with nearby farmers so that schools can buy fresh produce and other foods directly from them. They boost young people’s consumption of fresh produce and local economies as well.

A new 30-minute documentary “”Farm to School: Growing our Future” showcases the movement’s successes and challenges in Minnesota. It airs at 8 p.m. Sunday on Twin Cities Public Television. It was produced as a partnership between University of Minnesota Extension, the Minnesota Department of Health and TPT, with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Several regional screenings and discussions will be held across Minnesota in April and May. Locations include Lamberton, Thief River Falls, Waseca, Fergus Falls, Rochester and the Twin Cities.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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