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Title:Local Food, Farms, and Jobs Council
Website:http://www.foodfarmsjobs.org/
Contact Name:Kendra Schilling
Contact Title:Illinois Department of Agriculture
Contact E-Mail:kendra.schilling@illinois.gov
Function:To facilitate the growth of Illinois local farm and food product economy. They are to assist state agencies, local farmers, and food entrepreneurs; build infrastructure; support and expand programs that educate farmers; coordinate inter agency policies; eliminate legal barriers that hinder farmers; work towards using public land for growing local farm and food products; to set annual goals for purchase of local products; to develop a label certification program; and to initiate and facilitate public awareness programs about the economic benefits of puchasing local products.
Term:3 years staggered
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:N/A
Composition:The council shall consist of 35 members: One representative from each: -Department of Agriculture -Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity -Department of Public Health -Department of Human Services, office of Health and Prevention -Department of Human Services, office of Security and Emergency Preparedness -Director of the Lieutenant Governor's Rural Affairs Council

29 Governor Appointments: -One agricultural specialist from the University of Illinois
-Four local farm or food product farmers representing different agribusiness sectors, including, but not limited to, the dairy, meat, vegetable, and grain sectors
-Four local farm or food product producers representing different flower, fruit, viticulture, aquaculture, forestry, seeds, fiber, vegetable, ornamental, or other specialty crop sectors
-Two local farm or food product processors
-Two local farm or food product distributors
-Three representatives of not-for-profit educational organizations that specialize in supporting and expanding local farm or food product networks
-One certifier of specialty local farm or food products, such as organic, naturally grown, biodynamic, Halal, or Kosher certifier
-One local farm or food product consumer representative
-Two representatives of farm organizations
-One representative from philanthropic organization supporting the development of local farm or food products
-One local farm or food product retailer
-Two municipal representatives from different communities in the state actively engaged in the development of local farm or food products
-Four representatives from community based organizations focusing on access to local farm or food products, including at least three minority members
-One chef specializing in the preparation of locally grown foods

Vacancies will be filled by the Governor
Chair:Elected by the Council Members
Authority:30 ILCS 595/15

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Becker, William2/2/20152/2/2010GovernorMember, local farm or food product farmers representing different agribusiness sectors, including, but not limited to, the dairy, meat, vegetable, and grain sectorsSangamon
Bishop, Dave2/2/20165/9/2013GovernorMember, local farm or food product distributorsLogan
Bussman, Craig2/2/20176/10/2014GovernorMember, local farm or food product farmers representing different agribusiness sectors, including, but not limited to, the dairy, meat, vegetable, and grain sectorsJasper
Carson, Maggie6/16/2014StatuteEx-Officio, Lieutenant Governor's Rural Affairs CouncilNone
Casemmie-Cole, Johari2/2/20162/2/2010GovernorMember, local farm or food product producers representing different flower, fruit, viticulture, aquaculture, forestry, seeds, fiber, vegetable, ornamental, or other specialty crop sectorsKankakee
Cavanaugh-Grant, Deborah2/2/20172/2/2010GovernorMember, Agricultural specialist from the University of IllinoisMenard
Cernauskas, Irvin2/2/20162/2/2010GovernorMember, local farm or food product distributorsCook
Cleverdon, Dave2/2/20155/9/2013GovernorMember, local farm or food product producers representing different flower, fruit, viticulture, aquaculture, forestry, seeds, fiber, vegetable, ornamental, or other specialty crop sectorsBoone
Connors, William2/2/20152/2/2010GovernorMember, Chef- AppointeeJackson
Cooley, Crystal2/2/20156/10/2014GovernorMember, local farm or food product processorsNone
Davis, Naomi2/2/20155/9/2013GovernorMember, Community based organizationCook
Enyia, Chimaobi2/2/20171/11/2015GovernorMember, local farm or food product farmers representing different agribusiness sectors, including, but not limited to, the dairy, meat, vegetable, and grain sectorsNone
Halpin, Scott2/2/20155/9/2013GovernorMember, Farm organizationGrundy
Hardej, Paul2/2/20156/10/2014GovernorMember, local farm or food product processorsChampaign
Jenkins, Patricia2/2/20175/9/2013GovernorMember, local farm or food product farmers representing different agribusiness sectors, including, but not limited to, the dairy, meat, vegetable, and grain sectorsWoodford
Kenney, Dan2/2/20176/10/2014GovernorMember, Community based organizationCook
Kern, Seneca2/2/20145/9/2013GovernorMember, local farm or food product producers representing different flower, fruit, viticulture, aquaculture, forestry, seeds, fiber, vegetable, ornamental, or other specialty crop sectorsCook
King, Wesley2/2/20155/9/2013GovernorMember, not-for-profit educational organizationSangamon
Lamb, Molly Jo2/19/2014StatuteEx-Officio, Department of Public HealthNone
Lehman, Karen2/2/20165/9/2013GovernorMember, Philanthropic organizationCook
McMahon, ThereseStatuteEx-Officio, Department of Commerce and Economic OpportunityNone
Nelson, Lavon2/2/20155/9/2013GovernorMember, Municipal representativeSangamon
Rhodes, Harry2/2/20175/9/2013GovernorMember, Farm organizationCook
Rose, Barbara2/2/20176/10/2014GovernorMember, Not-for-profit educational organizationCook
Roth, PennyStatuteEx-Officio, Department of Human Services, office of Health and PreventionNone
Sawicki, Marjorie2/2/20155/9/2013GovernorMember, Certifier of specialty local farm or food productsSt. Clair
Schilling, KendraStatuteEx-Officio, Department of AgricultureNone
Slama, Jim2/2/20165/9/2013GovernorMember, Local farm or food product consumer representativeCook
Spaulding, Thomas2/2/20162/2/2010GovernorMember, local farm or food product producers representing different flower, fruit, viticulture, aquaculture, forestry, seeds, fiber, vegetable, ornamental, or other specialty crop sectorsWinnebago
Stieren, Patricia2/2/20165/9/2013GovernorMember, Municipal representativeSangamon
Tameling, HeroStatuteEx-Officio, Department of Human Services, office of Security and EmergencyNone
VACANTGovernorMember, Local farm or food product retailerCook
Walling, Jen2/2/20165/9/2013GovernorMember, not-for-profit educational organizationCook
Williams, Orrin2/2/20162/2/2010GovernorMember, Community based organizationCook
Williamson, Anthony2/2/20176/10/2014GovernorMember, Community based organizationCook