Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Commissioner Darrel Aubertine

Annual Meetings

Annual Winter Meeting: December 11, 2013

  • Agenda
  • Minutes
  • Presentation Appendix
  • Public Comments
  • Annual Summer Meeting: July 17, 2013

  • Agenda
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Presentation Appendix
  • Annual Winter Meeting: December 12, 2012

  • Press Release
  • Agenda
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Presentations / Appendix A - D
  • Public Comments
  • Annual Summer Meeting: July 18, 2012

  • Press Release
  • Agenda
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Presentations and Reports / Appendix A - C
  • Annual Fall Meeting: November 9, 2011

  • Press Release
  • Agenda
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Presentations and Reports / Appendix A - C
  • Annual Summer Meeting: June 29, 2011

  • Press Release
  • Agenda / Meeting Minutes
  • Presentations / Appendix A - D
  • Public Comments
  • Annual Fall Meeting: October 20, 2010

  • Press Release
  • Agenda
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Public Comments
  • Annual Summer Meeting: June 28, 2010

  • Press Release
  • Agenda
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Panel Minutes
  • Public Comments
  • June 2010 - NYS Council on Food Policy issues “Comments on Geographic Preference Option for the Procurement of Unprocessed Agricultural Products in Child Nutrition Programs”

    July 2009 - New York State Council on Food Policy issues “Priorities for the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act”

    Annual Fall Meeting: October 20, 2009

    Press Release: NYS Council on Food Policy to meet Oct 20 in Ithaca | Agenda

    Summary

    Agenda and Presenter’s Biographies

  • Dr. Mike Hoffmann, (presented by Margaret Smith) CALS Overview; Global Warming
  • Dr. Tom Overton, NY Dairy Industry and Cornell
  • Anu Rangarajan, Cornell’s Small Farms Program and Organic Agriculture
  • Olga Padilla-Zakour, Food Venture Center
  • Public Comments

    Tim Fessenden and CFP

    The NYS Council on Food Policy visited Fessenden Dairy in King Ferry on October 20, 2009. Tim and Ronda Fessenden milk more than 650 cows and on an average day, the farm sends 5,000 gallons of milk to be bottled. Tim explains to the Council members how the family raises 1,200 acres of corn silage and alfalfa for feed on carefully designed contours, terraces and strips. The Fessenden’s have been recognized for their use of innovative technology to keep their cows comfortable while preserving water and air quality in New York State.

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    Commissioner Hooker and members of the Council on Food Policy listen to the Cornell University presentations at the October 20, 2009 meeting in Ithaca, New York.

    July 2009 - New York State Council on Food Policy issues “Priorities for the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act”. Increased federal funding for school meals, local food and Farmers Market Nutrition Program are recommended.

    Annual Summer Meeting: June 12th 2009

    Press Release - NYS Council On Food Policy To Meet June 12 In Harlem

    Agenda and Presenter’s Biographies

    Presentations

    Hot Topics

    Photos

    Summary From The Day  

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    Cornell Event

    Commissioner Patrick Hooker, Chairman of the NYS Council on Food Policy gave a presentation to the annual Applied Research and Extension Program Council Conference on March 10th in Ithaca where he stressed that "promoting local fresh foods is smart policy, not just because it will help farmers' bottom lines at a time when many small farmers, in particular, are struggling, but also because it will improve family nutrition".

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    Following Commissioner Hooker’s presentation the audience broke into four areas for round table discussions, each led by Council on Food Policy members or representatives.

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    NYS Council on Food Policy member, John Evers received feedback from the Program Council members during the round table discussion focusing on food and nutrition assistance programs in New York State.

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    NYS Council on Food Policy member, Mary Warr Cowans led a round table discussion regarding consumer awareness and knowledge about healthy eating in New York State.

    NYS Council on Food Policy members Raymond Denniston and Diane Eggert led the round table discussion focusing on ways to strengthen the "consumer-local food" connection such as "buy local" campaigns, farmers' markets, and farm-to-school efforts. 

    Dr. Mike Hoffmann of the Cornell University Agriculture Experiment Station led a large group in discussions regarding the agriculture food production and the food retail infrastructure in New York State.

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