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The Council works to increase farming and sales of Massachusetts grown foods. It also works to develop and support programs to bring healthy foods to everyone in the state. Protecting land and water is important. Training for farmers and workers in the food system is also important. Meetings are open to the public.
March 23, 2018: 9:30 – 12:30 PM, MA Food Policy Council – Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581, Room 108
May 4, 2018: 9:30 – 12:30 PM, UMASS Amherst.
State Agency Members:
John Lebeaux, Commissioner, MDAR
Jay Ash, Secretary, Designee: Helena Fruscio, MEOHED
Dr. Monica Bharel, Commissioner, Designee: Lea Susan Ojamaa, MPH
Martin Suuberg, Commissioner, MDEP, Designee: Danah TenchJeff Wulfson, Acting Commissioner, Designee: Robert Leshin, MESEJeff McCue, Commissioner, Designee: (to be named), MDTA
Senator Anne Gobi
Representative Hannah Kane
Senator Ryan Fattman
Representative Steve Kulik
Industry Members (appointed by the Governor):
Vivien Morris, MS, RD, MPH, LDN, Community based nutrition and public health expert
Jeff Cole, Executive Director, MA farmers markets, direct to consumer marketing
Eric Stocker, Food processor and distributor
Samuel S. Wong, PhD, REHS/RS, Local health department representative
John Lee, Allandale Farm, Farmer
Amanda Kinchla, M.S., Food Safety Extension Specialist, UMASS Amherst
John Waite, Food processor and handler