Local Food Advisory Council
Agriculture And Food
4-2-602 UCA
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4 times per year
4 years
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Active
Nielsen, Calli M.
385-549-7987


Hardy, Dana
801-538-7123


Amended 2020 General Session

(1) There is created the Local Food Advisory Council consisting of up to the following 13 members:
(a) one member of the Senate appointed by the president of the Senate;
(b) two members of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, each from a different political party;
(c) the commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Food, or the commissioner's designee;
(d) the executive director of the Department of Health, or the executive director's designee;
(e) two crop direct-to-consumer food producers, appointed by the governor;
(f) two animal direct-to-consumer food producers, appointed by the governor; and
(g) the following potential members, appointed by the governor as needed:
(i) a direct-to-consumer food producer;
(ii) a member of a local agriculture organization;
(iii) a food retailer;
(iv) a licensed dietician;
(v) a county health department representative;
(vi) an urban farming representative;
(vii) a representative of a business engaged in the processing, packaging, or distribution of food;
(viii) an anti-hunger advocate; and
(ix) an academic with expertise in agriculture.
(2)
(a) The president of the Senate shall designate a member of the Senate appointed under Subsection (1)(a) as a cochair of the commission.
(b) The speaker of the House of Representatives shall designate a member of the House of Representatives appointed under Subsection (1)(b) as a cochair of the commission.
(c) The cochairs may, with the consent of a majority of the council, appoint additional nonvoting members to the council who shall serve in a voluntary capacity.
(3) In appointing members to the council under Subsections (1)(e) through (g), the governor shall strive to take into account the geographical makeup of the council.
(4) A vacancy on the council shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment is made.
(5) Compensation for a member of the council who is a legislator shall be paid in accordance with Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Chapter 3, Legislator Compensation.
(6) Council members who are employees of the state shall receive no additional compensation.
(7) The Department of Agriculture and Food shall provide staff support for the council.

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Positions
Board member Type Qualification Original Appointment Current Appointment Expiration
Borski, Heather Ex-Officio Department of Health 7/1/2017 07/01/2017 N/A
Bowler, Shayn A. Member animal direct-to-consumer food producers, appointed by the governor 7/1/2017 07/01/2017 N/A
Carlson, A. Bjorn Member animal direct-to-consumer food producers, appointed by the governor 7/1/2017 07/01/2017 N/A
Cornia, Gina Member Anti-hunger advocate, Utahn's Against Hunger 7/1/2019 07/01/2019 N/A
Davis, Gene Member one member of the Senate appointed by the president of the Senate 7/1/2017 07/01/2017 N/A
Einerson, Alison J. Member Urban farming representative, Urban Food Connections of Utah 5/22/2019 05/22/2019 N/A
Hall, Kelsey L. Member An academic with expertise in agriculture, Utah State University 7/1/2017 07/01/2017 N/A
Handy, Stephen G. Member one member of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the house 7/1/2017 07/01/2017 N/A
Newton, Dale K. Member Local agriculture organization, Utah Farm Bureau 7/1/2020 07/01/2020 N/A
Poulson, Marie H. Member one member of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the house 7/1/2017 07/01/2017 N/A
Riley, Jordan Member crop direct-to-consumer food producers, appointed by the governor 7/1/2017 07/01/2017 N/A
Wilbur, Jack Member crop direct-to-consumer food producers, appointed by the governor 7/7/2020 07/07/2020 N/A
Wilde, R. Logan Ex-Officio Department of Agriculture and Food 5/13/2020 05/13/2020 N/A