Food Policy Council 

Live Well Geary County Food Policy Council and community partners are developing a Food System Plan. If you eat or buy food in Geary County, you should have a say in this process.

Food System Plan is a 10-year plan that helps guide the growth of the local food system. A strong local food system can:

  • Foster profitable agriculture and food business

  • Support entrepreneurs in agriculture and food

  • Create new jobs and opportunities

  • Increase access to healthy, nutritious foods for all

  • Support skills in gardening and food preparation

  • Protect soil, water, and air quality

  • Reduce food waste

  • Celebrate the diversity of food and agriculture in our community

  • Empower all to participate in the food system

To build a strong local food system, the community needs a road map to guide the process. We need to know where and how to invest time, resources, and partnerships to best support a vibrant local food economy. Please provide any feedback about elements of a strong community food system to livewellgearycounty@gmail.com

Food Policy Council
Meets Monthly on 4th Wednesday

Via Zoom until further notice
Email livewellgearycounty@gmail.com for more information

The purpose of the Food Policy Council is to identify the benefits and challenges of, and opportunities for a successful, sustainable local food system. To support the residents of Junction City, to increase access to quality food, address hunger and food insecurity, influence policy and decision making, and to ensure an environmentally sustainable and socially just food system, the council will:

  • Foster City-Community partnerships;

  • Convene and engage diverse stakeholders to identify and propose innovative solutions to improve the local food system;

  • Provide guidance to the City on local food issues;

  • Serve as a platform for collaborative, coordinated action; and

  • Increase access to healthy, affordable, local foods.

Food Policy Council members are appointed by the City Commission by the recommendation of Live Well Geary County.

If you are interested in being part of the of the Food Policy Council please email livewellgearycounty@gmail.com with the following information:

  • a brief bio,

  • why you would like to be a member (what do you bring to the table), and

  • what sector listed below you would represent on the Council.

    • Community at large

    • Farming

    • Senior Citizens

    • Faith-Based Organization

    • Community Organization

    • At-Risk Populations

    • Health Professional

    • Agriculture Organizations

    • Education

    • Food Retail

    • K-State Research & Extension

    • Health Department