Beth Owens, MAg, University of Florida/IFAS Extension

Healthy Food Choices in Schools June 23, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

Beth is the south Florida Farm to School and Farm to Community coordinator with the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program. The Family Nutrition Program is a SNAP-Ed funded program which is Florida’s go-to resources for people learning to eat healthy and stay active on a budget. As the Farm to School Coordinator, Beth’s role is to enhance the environmental capacity for nutrition in communities. Her program focuses on connecting school district with local farmers, implementing school and community gardens, and conducting trainings in Smarter Lunchrooms, food safety, and school gardens.

Beth graduated with her Master of Agriculture in Agriculture Development from Texas A&M University in 2012 and received her Bachelors of Science from Virginia Tech in Animal and Poultry Sciences in 2011. 

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.