The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is accepting nominations for the DATCP Farm to School Advisory Council through March 31. Seats are available for farmers, experts in child health, school food service personnel, and other professionals with interests in agriculture, nutrition, and education.
The DATCP Farm to School Advisory Council makes key recommendations to the DATCP Secretary that guide the development of farm to school in Wisconsin and provides an annual farm to school report for the legislature.
The council represents a variety of perspectives on farm to school efforts. There are 15 members on the council, including:
One DATCP employee appointed by the DATCP secretary
One employee of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) appointed by the DHS Secretary
One employee of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) appointed by the DPI Superintendent
Twelve other members who are farmers, experts in child health, school food service personnel, and other persons with interests in agriculture, nutrition, and education appointed by the DATCP Secretary.
Nomination forms and questions should be sent to DATCP Farm to School and Institution Program, 2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison, WI 53708, or emailed to DATCP Farm to School and Institution Specialist April Yancer at email@example.com.
DATCP Secretary Randy Romanski will appoint new members to the council in the spring, and new members are expected to start their term on July 2.