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Current Priorities

Upon Adoption of the Douglas County Food System Plan in summer 2017, the Food Policy Council established a new set of priorities that target several of the policy action items listed within the plan. (The Plan is organized by Goal --> Objective --> Policy Action Item.) The Council reassesses these priorities at each retreat. Learn more below and reach out to us if you're interested in engaging with us or have a question! 

Some current Council priorities include: 

  • Increase clarity about small business opportunities in agritourism
  • Reduce barriers to success for small-scale, ethnic food retailers 
  • Expand food recovery throughout Douglas County
  • Strengthen Common Ground, the Lawrence community garden program
  • Support efforts to establish a permanent location for the Lawrence Farmers Market