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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va (WVVA)-- West Virginia educators are celebrating a program that brings farm-fresh food into schools statewide.

Friday, students and educational leaders including Gayle Manchin attended the "Farm to School" showcase at The Greenbrier resort.

Through the program, schools in 38 counties are buying local produce-- some of which is grown by students-- and serving it at lunch.

This year, more than $470,000 worth of food has been purchased locally through the program.

Leaders say it's all about supporting local economies while finding healthy ways to feed kids.

"When we see student growers who have sold to their school, and they're out there saying 'I grew this sweet corn,' then more students eat lunch because they want to taste that product. And taste that difference," said Bekki Leigh, coordinator at the Office of Child Nutrition through the WV Department of Education. "And they are seeing a difference in the product. So that's what we're about-- feeding kids."

Orin Jackson, a student producer at a school in Cabell County, agrees.

"It is I guess you can say a heartwarming feeling seeing it's neat that people are benefiting from something I've done," he said.

65 students like Jackson are participating in the program, selling their produce to schools

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