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Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production

The Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production is one of several ways that USDA is extending support and building frameworks to support urban agriculture, including issues of equity and food/nutrition access.

The 2018 Farm Bill directed USDA to create this committee to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the development of policies and outreach relating to urban, indoor, and other emerging agricultural production practices as well as identify any barriers to urban agriculture.

Twelve members of the committee are appointed for up to two-year terms by the Secretary. The committee members are composed of agricultural producers, and representatives from the areas of higher education or extension programs, non-profits, business and economic development, supply chains, and financing.

The Federal Advisory Committee will host public meetings to deliberate on recommendations for USDA Secretarial consideration. These recommendations provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on supporting urban agriculture through USDA's programs and services.

Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture Charter (PDF, 193 KB)


Inaugural Meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production

Agenda (PDF, 128 KB)
Presentation (PPTX, 31.0 MB)

Meeting dates: March 23-24, 2022

March 24, 2022 Meeting Recording
March 23, 2022 Meeting Recording

Learn more: New Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture to Meet March 23-24


Contact Us

Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production
1400 Independence Avenue, SW.
Washington, D.C. 20250-0170

For more information on the Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production, email us at UrbanagricultureFederalAdvisoryCommittee@usda.gov