State Agricultural Policy & State Policy Councils

Tools to Mobilize Activists

"How To" Resources for Food Policy Councils
Resources from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for getting started organizing for food system change.


Link to Farm Bill Advocacy Toolkit
Although aimed at helping with Federal Policy change, The Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has a wonderful Advocacy Toolkit that can also help create policy change at the state level. The Toolkit includes information on; making phone calls, writing emails, and faxed letters, writing an op-ed, running an effective campaign and "Framing Your Message."


LiveWell Healthy Policy
LiveWell Colorado is committed to informing and advancing policy efforts that create healthy places – neighborhoods, schools and worksites – essential to supporting healthy eating and active living (HEAL).



How to Contact State Representatives

Arizona State Legislature


Colorado State Legislature


New Mexico State Legislature


Utah State Legislature



What is a Food Policy Council?

American Planning Association: Food Policy Councils



Links to State-Wide Food Policy Councils in the Four Corners:

Colorado Food Systems Policy Working Group
A Food Systems Policy Working group has been formed in Colorado:


New Mexico Food & Agriculture Policy Council
Contact: Pam Roy at (505) 473-1004 or



Sample Policies worked on by State-wide Food Policy Councils

New Mexico Food & Agriculture Policy Council


National Farm to School Efforts: State Farm to School Legislative Survey


Food Policy Blueprint
LiveWell Colorado has developed a Food Policy Blueprint that seeks to identify the most pressing policy needs and opportunities to strengthen access to healthy foods in Colorado. To download the Food Policy Blueprint, please visit: