Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
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June 27, 2014

NYS Council on Food Policy to Host the Third in a Series of Listening Tour Events and Annual Summer Meeting on July 23 in Buffalo

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today announced that the New York State Council on Food Policy will host its third listening session on July 23 at Buffalo City Hall.  The title of the series is “Farm, Food and Policy: Getting it Right in New York State.”  The event will concurrently play host to the Council’s annual summer meeting.

The third event will take place at Buffalo City Hall on Wednesday, July 23rd from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers on the 13th Floor, located at 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202.

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, but those wishing to attend and/or present comments may RSVP no later than July 21 by calling the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets at (518) 457-1721 or emailing  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 before July 23, 2014.

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