Derek Dowsett is the Producer of the County Seat. Now entering his 4th season of the program, he has received what he considers a "Crash Course" in County Government. Derek is passionate about access to public lands, Rural Utah and State's Rights.

Our panel begins their discussion about disappearing agricultural land in the context of food security.

Utah has the ability to produce the required protein for the citizens of the state but fruit and vegetable production locally only meets 3% of what citizens would require. As a result we are dependent on other states and countries for that portion of our diet.