C. Discussion Items
Local market development Alder Vidaver sought input on Public Market Financing to fill
$3m withdrawn by federal Economic Development Agency
Request information from EDA staff
Contact federal representatives
Construction costs have risen everywhere
Local governments can’t be expected to respond in 7 days
Local politics about location
- Safe Wisconsin Produce (SWP):
REAP working on this - Anna Landmark is knowledgeable, boot camp coming up.
Buyers may need to adopt before growers will participate. Dan - GAP Certification won’t
go away, but involved in establishing the SWP program to simplify.
Land for cultivation
- Raemisch Farm property update - recent proposal approved for Green Street
Connect local grower needs with available land -- Rooted, Groundswell, Marbleseed,
Stewardship Project etc.
Private sale/lease opportunities are hard to track
Large USDA Grants becoming available:
Regional Food Business Centers (regional) FPCs could apply; Sarah Lloyd et al
working on large proposal involving WI, MN, IA (Dan on calls)
*Land Capital Access Program due 10/28 (webinar 9/7) should be the priority.
Action Item: Approach County for mapping of available space
Action Item: RAFS support for tribal submissions
Action Item: Follow up on LCAP submittal
Farmland Preservation Task Force approved 9/6/22
Only objection was from Smart Growth representative, impact on housing
Action Item: members for meeting times that work for everyone
E. Reports to Committee
F. Future Meeting Items and Dates
October 21, 2022
G. Public Comment on Items not on the Agenda
H. Such Other Business as Allowed by Law
A motion was made by LEETE, seconded by FEY, that the meeting be adjourned.
The motion carried unanimously 3-0.