Join Us for the Next Mississippi Food Policy Council Meeting

The next Mississippi Food Policy Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 10 at 1:30pm at the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, 6311 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211

The agenda will be as follows: 

Welcome

Update from MDAC, Andy Prosser, Deputy Commissioner

Farm-to-School Update

  • Oxford Program & other success stories
  • Updates from around the state

Legislative Update

  • Senate Bill 2553 Cottage Food Bill
  • House Bill 718 Farm-to-School Interagency Council Bill

Extension Service

  • What are their resources?
  • How can we maximize these resources?

Farm Service Agency 

  • Discussion on the new loan program
  • The rules for this program.
  • Who qualifies for this program?

Subcommittee and other reports

  • Farm to School
  • Farms Market EBT
  • In-Home food processing
  • Legislative Task Force
  • Governance and Funding
  • Survey of fruit and vegetable growers
  • Harvard research on economic development

Upcoming events

Other Business

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