Virtual Meeting of Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production is Thursday

Dan Agri-Business, Conservation, Education, Environment, USDA-NRCS

Courtesy: USDA/NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is encouraging urban producers, innovative producers and other stakeholders to virtually attend the fourth public meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (Committee) on Feb. 23 from 3:30-6pm ET.?

The Committee will discuss recommendations it intends to submit to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to remove barriers to urban and innovative producers and increase access of urban and innovative producers to USDA programs and services.


The Committee is part of USDA’s efforts to support urban and innovative agriculture, creating a network for feedback. Members include agricultural producers, and representatives from the areas of higher education or extension programs, non-profits, business and economic development, supply chains and financing. Three public meetings of the Committee were held in 2022.

Topics for the meeting include:?

  • Addressing previous public comments
  • Subcommittee and committee deliberations
  • Public forum

To attend virtually, register on the Committee’s webpage.