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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

TWELFTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 16, 2011

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

AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY & FINANCE
MINUTES

Representative Hamilton, Chair of the Agriculture & Rural Development Policy & Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:21 a.m. on February 16, 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:

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
POPPE, Jeanne
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SHIMANSKI, Ron
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bruce
WARD, John

Representative Persell was excused.

At 10:45 am, a quorum was present. Representative Swedzinski moved that the minutes of February 15, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presenting overviews of their organizations were:
Bob Fitch, Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association
Tim Power, Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association

Greta Gauthier, Minnesota Grown, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Paul Hugunin, Minnesota Grown, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

The next meeting will be February 22, 2011.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:17 a.m.




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REP. ROD HAMILTON, CHAIR



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

Horticulture:
MN Nursery & Landscape Association
Carlos Creek Winery - MN Grape Growers