Cobb County Farm Bureau was invited to Marietta Sixth Grade Academy to end a week of Feed My School For A Week festivities. The Feed My School initiative increases the nutritional value and quality of food in Georgia schools and bridges the communication gaps from the farm to the cafeteria, resulting in healthier Georgia children. We spoke to over 500 students about careers in agriculture beyond farming. Nearly 50% of Ag jobs are in management and business. These jobs help farmers get products ready for others to enjoy!
To eat nutritious, locally grown produce it is crucial to know what is produced in Georgia, seasonally. The students of MSGA learned which produce grows in the different seasons in Georgia. They were also able to sample local honey from Hometown Honey, and enjoyed kale and strawberries from Southern Roots Farm, both located in Cobb County.