West Central MN Regional Food Council

The West Central Minnesota Food Policy Council (FPC) is a diverse and inclusive group of individuals and organizations interested in improving food policy in Clay, Becker, Otter Tail, and Wilkin Counties.  The FPC works to identify policy and program opportunities to expand small-scale farming and improve access to more fresh and nutritious food for all West Central Minnesota residents.  The FPC also works to empower residents to live more sustainably.  The FPC is guided in its work by the West Central Minnesota Regional Food System Plan published in September 2023.

View a PDF of the regional food plan with appendices here

Click here to learn more about our mission and purpose of the Regional Food Council which includes information on meeting structure, membership and expectations.


Questions? Contact Jason Bergstrand at jason.bergstrand@claycountymn.gov 

What is a food system plan?

A food systems plan is a long-range planning document that lays out a
community’s vision for its growth. Planning brings structure and
strategy to local food systems growth, and helps align policies, such as
ordinances, zoning, and incentives to support the local food system.

Leadership Team

Emily Reno – Project lead & facilitator, Creating Community Consulting
Patrick Hollister – Active Living Planner, PartnerSHIP 4 Health
Jason Bergstrand – Manager, PartnerSHIP 4 Health
Kate Mudge – West Central Initiative Foundation

Luke Preussler -Manager, Community Health Integration CHI Health