Connecticut Food Policy Council
2019 Meeting Dates
January 10, 2019
February 14, 2019
March 14, 2019
April 11, 2019
May 9, 2019
June 13, 2019
July 11, 2019
No August Meeting
September 12, 2019
October 10, 2019
November 14, 2019
December 12, 2019
2018 and 2019 Meeting Minutes and Agendas
Special Meeting: August 8, 2019 Agenda
The July 11, 2019 meeting has been cancelled.
The January 10, 2019 meeting has been cancelled.
The July 12, 2018 Meeting has been cancelled.
2016 and 2017 Meeting Minutes and Agendas
October 12, 2017 meeting has been cancelled.
September 14, 2017 meeting has been cancelled.
There are no meetings scheduled for July or August for the Council.
June 8, 2017 meeting has been cancelled.
February 9, 2017 Meeting has been cancelled due to impending inclimate weather.
Revised January 12, 2017 Agenda as of January 11, 2017
The December 8, 2016 meeting has been cancelled.
November 10, 2016 meeting has been moved to November 3, 2016.
October 13, 2016 Agenda Please note: This meeting is at the Legislative Office Building.
The July 14, 2016 meeting has been cancelled.
May 12, 2016 meeting did not reach a quorum.
April 14, 2016 meeting is cancelled.
March 10, 2016 meeting is cancelled.
January 14, 2016 meeting has been cancelled.
2014 and 2015 Meeting Minutes and Agendas
December 10, 2015 meeting has been cancelled.
Membership and Governance Subcommittee: November 12, 2015 DRAFT Minutes
Please Note: This meeting to be held at End Hunger CT! office at 8:30AM
August 13, 2015 meeting has been cancelled.
July 9, 2015 meeting has been cancelled.
Community Food Security Report Working Group: June 18, 2015 DRAFT Minutes
The May 14, 2015 meeting has been cancelled.
Community Food Security Report Working Group:February 26, 2015 Agenda
The February 12, 2015 meeting has been RESCHEDULED to February 26, 2015.
Nutrition Access Through Healthcare Working Group: February 11, 2015 DRAFT Meeting Minutes
The December meeting has been cancelled.
Community Food Security Report Working Group: October 9, 2014 Agenda
May 8 2014 - MEETING CANCELLED
April 10, 2014 - MEETING CANCELLED
Economic Impacts of Connecticut's Agricultural Industry- (.pdf, 28pgs)
"The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Connecticut's Dairy Industry" - (.pdf, 32 pg, )
Northeast Agriculture Economic Impact Report (.pdf, 28pgs)
Meeting Minutes and Agendas from Previous Years
Council Meeting Agendas and Approved Minutes from 2008 to 2013
Sec. 22-456. Connecticut Food Policy Council. Membership; duties. (a) There is established the Connecticut Food Policy Council which shall be within the Department of Agriculture.
(b) The council shall consist of the following members: (1) One appointed by the majority leader of the Senate who shall be involved in agriculture or in an agriculture organization; (2) one appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate who shall be involved in an antihunger organization; (3) one appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, who shall represent the Cooperative Extension Service; (4) one appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives who shall be a food retailer; (5) one appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives who shall be involved in agriculture or in an agriculture organization; (6) one appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives who shall be a produce wholesaler; (7) the Commissioner of Agriculture, or his designee; (8) the Commissioner of Administrative Services, or his designee; (9) the Commissioner of Education, or his designee; (10) the Commissioner of Transportation, or his designee; (11) the Commissioner of Public Health, or his designee; (12) the Commissioner of Social Services, or his designee; (13) the head of each state department, as defined in section 4-5, who is not one of the commissioners designated in subdivisions (7) to (12), inclusive, of this subsection who shall be members ex officio without the right to vote; and (14) the chairman of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment who shall be a member ex officio without the right to vote. The council shall elect a chairperson and a vice-chairperson from among its members. Any person absent from (A) three consecutive meetings of the commission or (B) fifty per cent of such meetings during any calendar year shall be deemed to have resigned from the council, effective immediately. Vacancies on the council shall be filled by the appointing authority. Members of the council serve without compensation but shall, within the limits of available funds, be reimbursed for expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties. The council shall meet as often as deemed necessary by the chairperson or a majority of the council.
(c) The council shall: (1) Develop, coordinate and implement a food system policy linking local economic development, environmental protection and preservation with farming and urban issues; (2) review and comment on any proposed state legislation and regulations that would affect the food policy system of the state; (3) advise and provide information to the Governor on the state's food policy; and (4) prepare and submit to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment an annual report concerning its activities with any appropriate recommendations concerning food policy.
(d) The council may use such funds as may be available from federal, state or other sources and may enter into contracts to carry out the purposes of this section.
(e) The council may, subject to the provisions of chapter 67, employ any necessary staff within available appropriations.