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Kindra Carlson, a volunteer with the "Farm to School" education program, uses an inflatable cow head Wednesday as she explains to students at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar where dairy products come from. During her visit, Carlson, whose family operates Carlson Dairies near Pennock, circulated from table to table in the school's cafeteria with the inflatable cow and a calf-feeding bottle. The students were able to "feed" the cow with the bottle. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Farm to School program introduces Kennedy students to new foods


WILLMAR -- Every month for the past three years, students in the Willmar School District have had a chance to eat locally produced foods through the Farm to School program.

This week, it was cheese made from Minnesota milk, melted on top of a chicken patty and stuck in a bun along with a slice of turkey ham. The chicken cordon bleu sandwiches were a hit with many of the students at Kennedy Elementary School.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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