By Associated Press - Friday, January 17, 2014

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - A collaborative that aims to put homegrown West Virginia products in school cafeterias is spreading the word.

A farm-to-school showcase is scheduled for Friday at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs. The event is part of the kickoff for the 9th edition of the Cast Iron Cook-Off at the resort.

The farm-to-school program involves a number of partners, including state education and agriculture officials, the Cooperative Extension and others. The showcase will focus on students, teachers and local farmers who have found success with the program.

Speakers will also discuss how to start school gardens and including gardening into elementary school lessons.

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