2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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VSU Extension Food Desert Taskforce (language only)

Item 231 #1h

Item 231 #1h

Education: Higher Education
Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Research Services

Page 192, after line 5, insert:
"E. The Virginia State University Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Research Services, in collaboration with the Agriculture Advisory Committee, shall determine the feasibility of creating an education and training center for urban agriculture to assist communities with looking at developing solutions for creating jobs while establishing coordinate programs to make more fresh food available in areas identified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as "food insecure or as a food desert."  The University will report its findings to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 1, 2014."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)