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Welcome to the Live Well Geary County
Food Policy Council

Food Policy Council identifies the benefits and challenges of, and opportunities for a successful, sustainable local food system.

Our Purpose

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.



View the Food System Plan Here or

Download It 

A 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



Want To Improve the Food System in Geary County?

Join our Council!


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 Food Policy Council, 

please provide the following:

  • a brief bio,

  • why you would like to be a member

  • what sector 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

Apply Here

Food Policy Council
Meets Monthly on 4th Wednesday
Via Zoom 

Email for more information

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