Kayla Strom

Farm to School Coordinator

Email: [email protected]

Extension: 7176

Kayla brings a background in child nutrition programs, education, and agriculture to her role as the Farm to School Coordinator at NOFA-VT and team member of Vermont FEED (a Farm to School Collaboration between NOFA-VT and Shelburne Farms.) Before moving back to Vermont in 2018, Kayla managed a school nutrition and farm to school program for a K-8 school in Hawaii where she helped to break down barriers to accessing nutritious and affordable food by providing families with resources such as federal funding for school meals, education and creating institutional collaboration with local growers. She has also taught various topics such as garden education, nutrition, and art and has worked on several organic farms over the years. In her current role, Kayla works with Farm to School Teams, supervisory unions, and local farmers to support local food purchasing in schools, and to strengthen connections between the 3Cs of Farm to School (the classroom, the cafeteria, and the community.)

Kayla stands outside.