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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

ELEVENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 15, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY & FINANCE
MINUTES

Representative Paul Anderson, Vice Chair of the Agriculture & Rural Development Policy & Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:18 a.m. on February 15, 2011, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
A quorum was not present.

Members present:

ANDERSON, Paul, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Bruce
EKEN, Kent
FALK, Andrew
FRANSON, Mary
FRITZ, Patti
HANSEN, Rick
HOSCH, Larry
KATH, Kory
KIEL, Debra
LEMIEUR, Mike
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MORROW, Terry
PERSELL, John
POPPE, Jeanne
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SHIMANSKI, Ron
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bruce
WARD, John

Chair Hamilton was excused.

At 10:30 a.m. a quorum was present. Representative Joe Schomacker moved that the minutes of February 9, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presenting overviews of their organizations were:
Julie Tesch, Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council (MAELC)
Jason Troendle and Liz Rabbe - State FFA Officers
Jason Kaare - U of M / Ag Awareness Day
Natasha Mortenson, Ag teacher, Morris, MN
Jeff Eppen, Ag teacher, Sibley East, Arlington, MN
Denise Reeser, Ag teacher, Brainerd, MN

Al Withers, Ag in the Classroom, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Greta Gauthier, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Jim Gibson, Farm America, Waseca

Pat Lunemann, Minnesota Dairy Research/Education and Consumer Outreach Facility Minnesota Milk Producers
Curt Zimmerman, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

David Ward, Coop Network
Steve Schlangen, Coop Network

The next meeting is Wednesday, February 16, 2011.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:05 p.m.




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REP. PAUL ANDERSON, CHAIR



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Linda Westrom
Committee Legislative Assistant
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