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Local Food Council to support growth in sector

posted Jun 23, 2018, 6:00 AM by Action for Agriculture
Government is looking for a diverse cross-section of members to represent Alberta’s billion-dollar local food industry.

Applications are now open for Alberta’s first ever Local Food Council. The aim of the council will be to provide recommendations on provincial policies, programs, pilot projects or initiatives to support the continued growth and sustainability of Alberta’s local food sector.

Recruiting a Local Food Council is the first step in implementing the Supporting Alberta's Local Food Sector Act that was passed on May 30.

“Our government is stepping up to show support for this industry and the people who put food on our table. The Supporting Alberta’s Local Food Sector Act and our new Local Food Council will give a voice to this growing industry by helping it find new markets, create new jobs and further diversify the provincial economy.”
Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry