Department of Agriculture & Markets

    

Joe Morrissey, 518-457-0752, Joe.Morrissey@agriculture.ny.gov
Dave Bullard, 315-487-7711 x 1377, Dave.Bullard@agriculture.ny.gov

May 08, 2014

NYS Council on Food Policy to Host the Second in a Series of Listening Tour Events on May 28th at SUNY Potsdam

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today announced that the New York State Council on Food Policy will host its second listening session on May 28 at SUNY Potsdam.  The title of the series is “Farm, Food and Policy: Getting it Right in New York State.” 

The second event will take place at SUNY Potsdam on Wednesday, May 28th from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the SUNY Potsdam Barrington Student Union Multipurpose Room, located at 44 Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam, NY 13676.

The Council works together to advise policymakers on the values of safe, fresh, nutritious and affordable food for all New Yorkers.

Priorities will be matched with the Council’s Key Issue Areas:

-          Strengthening the connection between local food products and consumers
-          Supporting efficient and profitable agricultural food production and food retail infrastructure
-          Fostering a culture of healthy and local eating for all New York State residents
-          Maximizing participation in food and nutrition assistance programs

RSVPs are not required, however those wishing to attend and/or present comments may RSVP no later than May 23rd by calling the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets at (518) 457-1721 or emailing nyscfp@agriculture.ny.gov.  Public comments must be limited to five minutes and a hard copy of comments to be submitted to Council members is preferred.

For individuals who are unable to attend, comments for this listening session may be emailed to nyscfp@agriculture.ny.gov before May 28, 2014.

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