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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Farm to YOUth! program continues combatting food insecurity

Results are in for last year’s Farm-to-YOUth! project at the University of Mississippi, a program that brought fresh produce into rural elementary schools and introduced healthier options to more than 1,100 children and their families.

Global agriculture company Monsanto provided $200,000 in 2016 to establish the Food and Nutrition Security Support Fund at UM that was used to implement the produce distribution program as faculty and graduate students conducted nutrition research. In 2017, the company donated an additional $250,000 to the UM Foundation for phase two of the program, which is underway.


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