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 three-year terms by the Secretary. The committee members are composed of agricultural producers, representatives from 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 and innovative production through USDA's programs and services.
Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture Charter (PDF, 193 KB)
- February 23, 2023
The Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Advisory Committee (UAIPAC or Committee) will hold their next public meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2023. Pre-registration is required to attend. The public is invited to bring related matters to the attention of the committee by submitting written comments and following the instructions in the Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Oral comments will also be permitted with pre-registration. The final agenda will be posted here at least 24 hours before the meeting. Additionally, the meeting minutes and other meeting materials will be posted here after the meeting date.
General comments and questions can be sent to: UrbanAgricultureFederalAdvisoryCommittee@usda.gov.
- November 29, 2022
- August 5, 2022
- March 23-24, 2022
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