From left to right, CCSD School Nutrition Director Tina Farmer, Cherokee County School Board Chair Kyla Cromer, Chief Financial Officer Ken Owen and School Nutrition Facilitator Toni Hedges arrive at the 2019 Golden Radish Awards.
Cherokee County School District leaders celebrated the success of its farm-to-school initiative at a statewide awards ceremony this week.
CCSD’s School Nutrition program for the third consecutive year has earned the Platinum Golden Radish Award, the highest honor for farm-to-school initiatives. The 2019 Golden Radish Awards on Tuesday at the Mercedes Benz Stadium was attended by Cherokee County School Board Chair Kyla Cromer and CCSD Chief Financial Officer Ken Owen, School Nutrition Director Tina Farmer and Facilitator Toni Hedges.
The Golden Radish Awards recognize school districts for excellence in incorporating farm-to-school principles into School Nutrition programs and classroom learning. The ceremony is hosted by Georgia Organics, UGA Cooperative Extension, and the Georgia Departments of Education, Agriculture, Public Health, and the Department of Early Care and Learning.
CCSD School Nutrition Director Tina Farmer, center, accepts the Platinum Golden Radish Award from state leaders including State Superintendent of Schools Richard Woods, left.