Cass County Local Food Council, Motion April 15, 2009

Jurisdiction Name: Cass County
State/Province: IA
Country: United States
Type of Government: County
Population: 13,956
Population Range: 2,500 to 19,999
Policy Links: PDF
Policy type: motion
Year: 2009
GFC Topic: community food connections
Keywords: aggregation, agriculture, buy local, farm, farm stand, farm to institution, farmers market, food aggregation, food policy, food policy council, food production, food retail, food security, food system, healthy eating, healthy food, institution, local, production, public funds, retail, rural, rural agriculture, sales tax, school, tax
Adopting Government Department(s):

Cass County Board of Supervisors

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Cass County Local Food Council
Support Entity(s):

Southwest Iowa Food and Farm Initiative

Funding Amount: $1,500
Funding Sources: Local Option Sales Tax Fund
Policy Outcome(s):

Established the Cass County Local Food Council; appropriated $500 from the Local Option Sales Tax Fund toward its annual operation; contributed $1000 to help fund the regional local food coordinator position; the council has since organized seminars, coordinated a summer farmers market, assisted with Cass County Community Food Assessment, supported the Local Food Coordinator hired by the Southwest Iowa Food and Farm Initiative, and conducted a comprehensive survey to identify all area producers and buyers.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1