Food Policy Council Workshop

Posted by on January 5, 2009

Food Policy Council Workshop at the NOFA-NY Winter Conference!!!

In cooperation with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York and their 27th annual winter conference in Rochestor, New York, the Community Food Security Coalition will be offering a one-day food policy council workshop on January 23 (Friday) from 9 to 5.

Food Policy Councils: A Pathway to a Just and Sustainable Food System will examine the role that local and state food policy councils can play in bringing about a just and sustainable food system for consumers and producers. The focus will be on the development, operation, and practice of food policy councils as they have evolved across North America over the last 10 years. The workshop is appropriate for individuals as well as community teams who want to start a food policy council or want to improve the performance of an existing one.

The workshop will be led by Mark Winne, the Community Food Security Coalition’s Food Policy Council Project Director. Mark has been a leader in the promotion and success of food policy councils throughout North America. He was the executive director of the Hartford Food System for 25 years during which time he was also the co-founder of the City of Hartford Advisory Commission on Food Policy and the State of Connecticut Food Policy Council. He has provided training and technical assistance to over 50 communities that have developed or are interested in developing food policy councils. Mark is also the author of Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty.

The full conference program and online registration are available at the NOFA-NY website. Visit The pre-registration deadline is January 9, 2009. For more information on the workshop contact Mark Winne at

Mark Winne
41 Arroyo Hondo Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508
(505) 983-3047

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