Local Foods Title

Food Policy Council


Produce Display The purpose of the Council is to improve dialogue and discussion and provide necessary advice on food and agriculture issues to the county, municipalities, community boards, local agencies, nongovernmental organizations, businesses, and other interested groups. The Council will address food system issues in the county, including the development of the Council’s Governing Principles and strategic goals, data-gathering, research projects, and policies to address food system issues.


Food Policy Council Recommendations for the 2018 Comprehensive Plan
2016 community forum “Alliances – Rediscovering our Food System”

FAQ for Poultry Processing in Johnson County

Agendas and Minutes


Food System Assessment Snapshot

Resolution and Guidelines

Summary of 2015 Winter Forum

2016 JCFPC Policy Recommendations
2015 JCFPC Policy Recommendations
2014 JCFPC Policy Recommendations
2013 JCFPC Policy Recommendations

Boards and Commission Application

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Small Bullet 6 View video from the Food Policy Council’s Public Forum held on February 8, 2014: “Growing the Local Food Movement in Johnson County.

Small Bullet 6 A Presentation by Grant Schultz of VersaLand
Grant Schultz of VersaLand, a 145-acre learning farm near Morse, talks about soil and water conservation. VersaLand develops code, systems, and machinery for sustainable farming systems, and shares its knowledge through public workshops.

Small Bullet 6 A Presentation by Fred Meyer of Backyard Abundance
Fred Meyer, founder and director of Backyard Abundance, discusses edible landscapes. Backyard Abundance is a Johnson County environmental education nonprofit that helps build vibrant communities by creating beautiful, resilient landscapes that provide healthy food and habitat.

Small Bullet 6 A Presentation by Kyle Richmond of Dane County, WI Board of Supervisors
The keynote of this event is Kyle Richmond, a member of the Dane County, Wisconsin, Board of Supervisors, who also is a member of both the Dane County Food Council and Madison Food Policy Council. Supervisor Richmond shares how those bodies have worked with farmers and the community to create positive changes within the county's local foods movement.