Montana Districts

of Montana school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.




Another 14% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 258 school districts in Montana, 73% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)



invested in local food in Montana
with the average school district spending


of their budget on local products.
School districts in Montana are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 65%

  • 64%

  • 53%

  • 47%

    meat or poultry


of Montana districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
Montana school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Montana local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 56%

  • 89%

  • 5%

  • 29%

  • 36%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least


school gardens are growing in Montana
Tend and water those gardens; their benefits are well documented!
In Montana,


of School Districts
Are Engaging Preschool Children
in Farm to School Activities.
In Montana,


Of School Districts Are Using Local Foods in Summer Meals.
Learn more about these results. See the details
Based on a tally of the number of votes received, the school district above was selected as a stand out in Montana.
What we heard during the nomination process:
KPS Food Service spends 30% of its food budget within Montana and 12% of its budget within the Flathead Valley in MT. We also have 8 school gardens in the district and hundreds of our students are actively engaged in garden and nutrition education throughout the school year.
Congratulations to all the school districts in Montana conducting farm to school programs.

From buying local food to planting school gardens to teaching kids where their food comes from, Montana is ‘bringing the farm to school.’ Peruse the list below for more information on the great work taking place in Montana.

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