The newly formed Florida Food Policy Counci (FFPC) met Oct. 17 at the Sarasota County Extension Office to to elect a Leadership Board with representatives from south, central and north Florida. The FFPC will support local foodshed initiatives by a variety of means, such as legislation, education, action committees, fund raising events, etc. The next meeting is in approximately six months and a website will also soon be launched. 

Florida Food Policy Council Leadership Board:
Marty Mesh - Florida Organic Growers
Robert Kluson - Sarasota Co. Extension
Mario Yanez - Earth Learning, Trish Strawn - Deep Creek Livestock, LLC    
Francisco Rodriquez - Garden of Life
Rebecca Reis-Miller - Slow Food Orlando
Hani Khouri - Slow Food Miami 
Noreen Kinney - Cordon D'Or 
Rick Hawkins - The Breakers Hotel/Localecopia
Mitch Blumenthal - Global Organics 

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