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Dane County Food Council

Meetings & Members


The Dane County Food Council currently meets virtually on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm via Zoom. The possibility to meet in-person or with a hybrid format (in-person with a virtual option) may be possible later in 2021. In the past, in-person DCFC meetings were held at the Lyman Anderson Center located at 5201 Fen Oak Dr. in Madison, WI.

Please confirm individual meeting dates, times, and locations by visiting the agendas & minutes page a few days prior to a scheduled meeting.

Prior to each meeting, DCFC will post an agenda listing topics to be discussed, special guests, and location. You can also reference this page to find detailed minutes from each public meeting.

Current Members

The Dane County Food Council consists of 2 County Board Supervisors and 7 community members. Community members represent various aspects of the food system including food security, nutrition, urban agriculture, food production, processing, distribution, retail and waste. The Council typically meets monthly and work teams focus on issues and bring recommendations to the full Council.

Appointments are for three year terms and are staggered. New appointments are usually made in April or May of each year.

Click here for a list of current members.

Sustainable Agriculture Subcommittee

 Learn more about Dane County's Sustainable Agriculture Subcommittee:

Become a Member

Interested in Serving on the Council?
If you are interested in serving on the Dane County Food Council and would like to be considered for appointment, please complete the online application.


We’ve created an email Listserv to facilitate discussion and sharing of ideas among members and others interested in the work of DCFC. The group is open to all interested citizens. Join to participate in discussions, post articles and messages, or gain valuable information about food issues in our region. Just as in the larger community, participants may have strongly held, differing opinions on any given subject. Please follow general etiquette by respecting everyone’s viewpoints equally. DCFC reserves the right to remove content that it determines to be inappropriate or offensive.