Institute Farm-to-School Programs

We must invest in the health of Missouri students.

As part of working for the next generation of Missourians, I want to ensure that our children are given the tools necessary to achieve success in primary and secondary education. One critical factor in determining the success of our students is the type and amount of food each student receives. For too long, our students have been fed insufficient meals, while asked to achieve proficient results on our state examinations. As Treasurer, I will work to create an initiative to help schools with the implementation of a Farm-to-School program, which will encourage local farmers to sell fresh produce and food directly to our schools. This will not only generate millions of dollars in revenue for our local farmers, but will also ensure that our students are have the highest quality of food, giving them the resources to be the highest quality of student possible.

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