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Agriculture and Rural Development

FIRST MEETING - Joint Meeting

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 09, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

Joint Committee Meeting with Agriculture Environment and Natural Resources Finance, Environment and Natural Resources Policy, Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance and Technology, Bioscience and Medical Products Division

MINUTES


Representative Greg Davids, Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, called the first joint meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2005, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:



DAVIDS, Greg, Chair KOENEN, Lyle
BLAINE, Greg, Vice Chair MAGNUS, Doug
MOE, Frank
HAMILTON, Rod OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
HEIDGERKEN, Bud PENAS, Maxine
JOHNSON, Ruth URDAHL, Dean
JUHNKE, Al WELTI, Andy



Members excused: FINSTAD, Brad

Additional Members present:



Zellers, Kurt Liebling, Tina
Mahoney, Tim Poppe, Jeanne
Nornes, Bud Mullery, Joe
Clark, Karen Slawik, Nora
Scalze, Bev Kohls, Paul
McNamara, Denny Ozment, Dennis
Nelson, Michael Loeffler, Diane
Kelliher, Margaret Anderson



Overview of Agriculture and Industrial Bioscience in Minnesota:
Gene Goddard, Bioscience Industry Specialist, MN Department of Employment and Economic Development
Luis del Valle, Global Marketing Director, Cargill- Industrial Oils & Lubricants
Bev Durgin, Associate Dean, University of Minnesota
Wayne Freese, CEO, Newport Laboratories, Worthington, MN
Glenn Thuringer, Worthington Regional Economic Development Corporation
Kurt Markham, Director of Ag Marketing Services, MN Department of Agriculture
Michael VanErdewyk, President, BioVerse, Bloomington, MN
Clint Calvert, Hormel Institute, Austin, MN


The meeting was adjourned at 4:20 p.m.


Rep. Greg Davids, Chair



Denise Berger
Committee Legislative Assistant