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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012

CONTACT: Heather Barnes, marketing specialist
NCDA&CS Marketing Division
919-707-3127

Commissioner Troxler to recognize 2012-13 N.C. Farm to School calendar contest winners Friday at Got to Be NC Festival

WHO/WHAT: Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will recognize the 2012 winners in the
N.C. Farm to School Calendar Contest in a ceremony at the Got to Be NC Festival.
WHERE/WHEN: Upper Level, Kerr Scott Building
N.C. State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHY: Judges selected the artwork of 12 elementary students out of 2,373 entries to be included in the 2012-13 N.C. Farm to School Calendar. The calendar includes daily agricultural facts and highlights the Farm to School program. This is the second year the popular calendar has been produced.
BACKGROUND INFO: The N.C. Farm to School program is a cooperative effort of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Food Distribution and Marketing divisions. These divisions secure orders from school nutrition directors, and source and deliver locally grown fruits and vegetables for school lunch programs. The program started in 1997 and is coming off its best year ever, with sales breaking the $1 million mark for the first time and participation by 78 school districts statewide. The calendar contest was open to students in grades kindergarten through 5.
A printer-friendly version of the calendar can also be found at www.ncfarmtoschool.com.

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