State policy development for Oregon's farm to school grant program
Giombi, K., Rains, C. B., Wiecha, J., Joshi, A., & Merrill, M. (2018). State policy development for Oregon's farm to school grant program: Successes and lessons learned. RTI International.
Evaluating the effect of policies on program implementation is important to understand policy successes and areas for improvement. Based on analyses of stakeholder interviews as well as Grantee Farm to School Baseline and Progress Report data, we identified farm to school state policy design attributes that have helped to successfully leverage limited state resources to improve farm to school participation among school districts in Oregon. We also identified specific challenges that provide areas of improvement for future farm to school policy in both Oregon and other states.