Originally founded in 2016 in Georgia, the Field-to-Fork program harnessed the enthusiasm of the locavore movement. The pilot program attracted curious farmer-market attendees with venison, then introduced them to the next logical step in that food chain: hunting. The season-long program—which includes classroom sessions, field days, hunts, and meat care lessons—is proving so successful that QDMA has expanded it to 13 total states. Those currently include Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, and Wisconsin. The program has a strong track record of retaining folks after the first season: Of the 22 adult participants in the pilot class, 80 percent continued to hunt on their own within the first year. You can learn more about the Field-to-Fork program here.