SG561: Bringing Farms to Schools in Oregon with Rick Sherman


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Rick Sherman was hired by the Oregon Department of Education in 2012 as the Farm to School/School Garden coordinator after working for 32 years for a food service management company. The last 20 of those years have been spent as a Director of Nutrition Services in Eugene, Albany and Dallas (Oregon).

Rick is a Master Gardener, loves home brewing, & riding dirt bikes. He spends his spare time in his backyard garden and raising chickens. Join Rick as he shares his journey in being a part of a team that has continued to put Oregon on the national map for Farm to School, by starting from meager beginnings to a State that has a multi-million dollar State support and attracting hundreds to their annual Summit.


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