Producers Invited to Attend Virtual Meeting for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production

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


The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) encourages urban producers, innovative producers and other stakeholders to submit comments for and virtually attend the upcoming public meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (Committee) on Nov. 29, 2023.

“USDA relies on input from the urban agriculture and innovative production community to develop programs that meet their needs,” said Terry Cosby, Chief of NRCS, which houses USDA’s Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (OUAIP). “I encourage members of the public to attend and submit comments for the Committee.”

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 higher education or extension programs, non-profits, business and economic development, supply chains and financing.

Topics for the upcoming meeting will include:

  • Federal crop insurance for innovative producers
  • Research, extension and education in innovative production
  • Access to technical assistance
  • Urban soil health and safety
  • Scholarship and education support

The Committee will deliberate and vote on proposed recommendations and address public comments during the meeting.

The virtual meeting will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern on Nov. 29, 2023. To attend virtually, register by Nov. 29, 2023, on the Committee’s webpage. Additional details are available in the Federal Register notice.