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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

Third MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - January 18, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA Third 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 10:17 a.m. on January 18, 2011, in Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

HAMILTON, Rod, Chair
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

Representative Persell was excused.

A quorum was present.

Representative Kath moved to approve the minutes of January 13, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

There was a continuation of the overview of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture with Quinn Cheney, Legislative Liaison.

Also presenting:
Dr. Heidi Kassenborg, MDA
Geir Friisoe, MDA
Greg Buzicky, MDA

The next meeting will be January 19, 2011. There will be no meeting on January 20, 2011.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:46 a.m..




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REP. PAUL ANDERSON, CHAIR



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Linda Westrom
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Continuation of agriculture agency overview:
Regulatory divisions and program descriptions
Agency services descriptions