FFI Early Childhood Announces Farm to Early Care and Education 2020 Spring Mini Grant Awards

Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative is pleased to announce 23 Early Care and Education Mini-Grant Awards to local Preschools and Daycares.

These $100 mini awards will be used to support Farm to Early Education in the classroom.


Congratulations to each of the following awardees:

  1. Theresa Knutson, TLC New Hampton
  2. Amanda Madery, TLC New Hampton
  3. Tiffany Bredman, TLC New Hampton
  4. Sara Converse, Turkey Valley Preschool
  5. Shelby Frana, Turkey Valley Preschool
  6. Jackie Rochford, Sunrise Preschool St. Joseph’s, New Hampton
  7. Caroline Erickson, Central Preschool, Elkader
  8. Kelli Baumler, Central Preschool, Elkader
  9. Sonia Bockoven, Westside, Decorah
  10. Janet Falck, Westside, Decorah
  11. Rachel Hanson, Westside, Decorah
  12. Melissa Johnston, Westside, Decorah
  13. Nicole Gray, MFL Mar Mac Preschool, Monona
  14. Jill Roffman, West Elementary Preschool, Waukon
  15. Darla Schnuelle, Sunflower Food & Fitness Coordinator
  16. Darvy Wemark, Sunflower Preschool, Decorah
  17. Kathleen Bonjour, Hippity Hop Preschool, West Union
  18. Rachael Buresh, NE Iowa Montessori School, Decorah
  19. Sandy Daisy, Little Star Preschool, Arlington
  20. Alice Terbak, Dr. Smith Child Care & Learning Center
  21. Libby Oemig, Dr. Smith Child Care & Learning Center
  22. Rosie Richards, Dr. Smith Child Care & Learning Center
  23. Emily Kullen, Tigerhawk Preschool West Union Elementary


Thank you to all of these teachers for implementing Farm to Early Care and Education into their classrooms and connecting children to new local foods and learning more about our local food system.

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