Program Profiles

Below you will find list of information about individual farm-to-college programs, with information about each program’s history, items purchased, organizational structure and more. This information has been provided by an online survey sent to key contacts at each school by the Community Food Security Coalition, starting in fall 2004.

Graphs and charts

To date, individuals from more than 100 schools have completed our survey. Below are links to a number of graphs and charts of key farm-to-college program characteristics, based on survey responses.

  • Main initiators of farm-to-college programs
  • Roles played by students in farm-to-college programs
  • Primary Party Responsible for farm-to-college program
  • Geographical sources of local farm products
  • Distribution Infrastructure Used
  • Where Local Products are Used
  • Cost compared to non-local products, and how to manage the higher price (if local products cost more)
  • Use of External Funding or Resources
  • Use of promotional or educational tools with farm-to-college programs
  • Other campus environmental initiatives
  • Policy issues with farm-to-college programs
  • Benefits of farm-to-college programs
  • Barriers/challenges for farm-to-college programs
  • Best Strategies for Starting a Farm to College Program
  • Percentage of farm to college projects that are self-operated vs contract-managed food service operations