Share your urban agriculture ideas with Minnesota Department of Agriculture
When: Wednesday, September 9, 2015, during Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council meeting, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
(Discussion will occur from approximately 6:10-6:40 pm)
Where: FOOD BUILDING
, Home of Red Table Meat Co. and The Lone Grazer Creamery
1401 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis
Join Paul Hugunin from Minnesota Department of Agriculture at the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council meeting on September 9 for a discussion and update on the recent Urban Agriculture and Food Hub legislation. You are invited to provide input on the proposed definition of urban agriculture and share your ideas regarding effective and efficient promotion of urban agriculture in Minnesota cities.
Minnesota Laws 2015 First Special Session Chapter 4 Article 2 Section 85
URBAN AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL
The commissioner of agriculture must convene interested stakeholders and develop a proposal to effectively and efficiently promote urban agriculture in Minnesota cities. For purposes of this section, “urban agriculture" means producing agricultural plants, poultry, or livestock on public or private property within city limits. No later than January 15, 2016, the commissioner must report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over agriculture policy and finance and submit proposed legislation that includes a new definition of urban agriculture if the commissioner and stakeholders determine that a different definition more accurately defines urban agriculture.