Step 1: Preparing for Evaluation

To successfully implement a farm to school evaluation, thoughtful planning needs to be done upfront. The first step to get started on your farm to school evaluation is to identify what you want to evaluate (not everything needs to be evaluated), the purpose of your evaluation (as this will determine the data you need to collect), when you should evaluate, where you will find existing data and resources to jump start your evaluation, and who needs to be on your evaluation team.