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Sibley East Creates “a Link Between the Rural Community
and Kids”

The situation in Sibley East Schools was no different than many schools across the country. Kids weren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables and had little knowledge of food production. With the support of SHIP, students, teachers and food service workers started a Farm to School program to change the scene. Tim Uhlenkamp, agriculture educator for Sibley East Schools says, “We talked about what would be a good way to get students outside the classroom and learning about food production through a hands-on experience. The principal thought it was a great idea and it happened.”...more Sibley East Creates “a Link Between the Rural Community and Kids” (PDF: 488KB/1 page)

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Community Leadership Team

  • Steve Cook, City of Hutchinson
  • Beth Walter, GFW Schools
  • Michelle Randt ,Heartland Community Action
  • David Allen, Hutchinson Area Health Care
  • Dee Schutte, Litch Chamber of Commerce
  • Bev Wangerin, McLeod County Board
  • Christy Christensen, McLeod County GIS
  • Allie Freidrichs, MMS CHS
  • Rhonda Buerkle, MMS CHS
  • Jim Swenson, Meeker County Board
  • Ron Mortenson, Meeker County Hwy Dept
  • Lori Rice, Meeker Memorial Hospital
  • Marla Wendlandt, MN Rubber & Plastics
  • Jim Swanson, Sibley County Board
  • Steve Jones, Sibley East Schools
  • Jane Scharpe, Sibely Medical Center
  • Mary Caskey, U of M Extension Service

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Updated Thursday, 17-Jul-2014 14:03:10 CDT