Keith Olander, Dean of Agricultural Studies at Central Lakes College, was appointed to serve on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Good Food Access Program Advisory Committee. He joins representatives from across the state on the committee.
Olander is also director of AgCentric, Minnesota State Center of Excellence in Agriculture, and Director of CLC Ag & Energy Center.
The Good Food Access Program (GFAP) was established during the 2016 legislative session to increase the availability of and access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food, including fresh fruits and vegetables, for underserved communities in low-income and moderate-income areas.
The GFAP Advisory Committee will assist the Commissioner of Agriculture in establishing program criteria, project eligibility guidelines, application processes and additional selection criteria, and annual monitoring and accountability mechanisms.