Farm Fresh Fridays initiative to connect schools with farmers

DALLAS (KXAN) — Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is launching his Farm Fresh Fridays initiative.

It is aimed to connect schools and communities with local farmers and ranchers. Miller hopes to bring awareness to communities about healthy, Texas-grown produce.

Miller was at Margaret B. Henderson Elementary School to announce the program.

“Farm Fresh Fridays is about teaching our kids where their food comes from and why it is important to make healthy choices,” said Miller. “Our farmers and ranchers work hard every day to produce the food we eat. Then, members of the food service teams at our schools work hard to create healthy meals that kids enjoy. By fostering these connections and serving healthy, locally grown meals, we are building a stronger future for our state.”

The goal of the initiative is to establish lifelong healthy habits for Texas students. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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