USDA Farm to School Census – We Need Your Voice
The U.S Department of Agriculture’s 2023 Farm to School (F2S) Census (Census) is underway and we need your participation. To date, only four in ten of California’s School Food Authorities (SFA) have returned their surveys, which is below the national average.
It is important that all SFAs, public, charter, and private, complete the Census whether you conduct any farm to school activities or not.
If you have not finished your Census yet, please complete and submit it now. If you have completed your Census, thank you for participating!
To Access Your Census
On October 2, 2023, food service directors received a link to the U.S Department of Agriculture’s F2S Census and instructions from Farm2SchoolCensus@dir-online.com. If you did not receive the email, please check your spam folder, or contact Farm2SchoolCensus@dir-online.com to inquire about participation.
The average completion time is 30 minutes; if you are not able to complete the survey in one sitting, you may save your progress and return later.
Visit the Census Resources site for helpful tools including:
- Worksheet to gather information
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document on the USDA Farm to School Census FAQ web page .
For questions, contact the Census project team using the toll-free number 866-986-2230 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time, or email Farm2SchoolCensus@dir-online.com.
Thank you in advance for your support of the 2023 Census.