Doing a bit more research on the Alaska Food Policy Council and found this News Miner article from last January. Found it posted here, http://snras.blogspot.com/2010/01/usda-forum-focuses-on-rural-development.html, in a blog about USDA rural development plans. "“We need planning and food assessments, and to identify needs and opportunities.” She suggested creating food policy councils in each city and village across the state." (She is Susan Willsrud, farm director at Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, a nonprofit educational working farm near Fairbanks)
The forum included brainstorming sessions to discuss what Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has described as the “four pillars” of new job creation — renewable energy, broadband internet access, responding to climate change and harnessing local food production. http://www.newsminer.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Sen-+Begich+says+more+stimulus+funds+are+coming+to+Alaska%20&id=5563001&instance=home_news_window_left_top_4Check out the comments on the above newsminer article, almost makes me miss Fairbanks.