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

NYS Council on Food Policy to Host the Fourth in A Series of Listening Tour Events on September 30th in Suffolk County

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today announced that the New York State Council on Food Policy will host its fourth listening session on September 30 in Hauppauge, NY.  The title of the series is “Farm, Food and Policy: Getting it Right in New York State.”  The fourth event will take place at the H Lee Dennison Building on Tuesday, September 30th from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in room 184 located at 100 Veterans Hwy, Hauppauge, NY.

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 September 26 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 September 30, 2014.

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