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Mass. Food Plan Listening Session

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Event date/time: 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event location: 
UMass Amherst Campus Center, Amherst Rm, 10th floor

A comprehensive Food Systems Plan is being developed for Massachusetts for the first time in 40 years. Your input is needed!

The public, including Five College faculty, students and staff, are invited to participate in this session, designed to inform attendees about the planning process and elicit feedback on strategies for strengthening the Commonwealth's food system. Strategies will include legislative, regulatory and budget recommendations for increasing food production, improving food access and equity, enhancing food safety, and related issues, as well as actions that individuals and institutions might pursue.

Input will be provided to the planning partners appointed by the Mass. Food Policy Council, who have also held listening sessions in eastern Mass.

The event is free and open to the public, and RSVPs are not required. Parking is available in the adjacent Campus Center Parking Garage. For further information, contact Joe Shoenfeld at 545-5309 or

Event Sponsors: UMass Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment; UMass Center for Public Policy & Administration; UMass Auxiliary Services; Fertile Ground.

Planning Partners: Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Franklin Regional Council of Governments, Massachusetts Workforce Alliance.

Event Co-Sponsors: UMass Department of Nutrition; the Sustainable Food and Farming Program at the UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture; UMass Real Food Challenge

Contact's name: 
Joe Shoenfeld
Contact's phone: 
Contact's email: 
UMass Amherst Campus Center
Amherst Room, 10th floor
Amherst, MA 01003
UMass Amherst Campus Center Amherst Room, 10th floor Amherst MA