STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY & FINANCE
Representative Hamilton, Chair of the Agriculture & Rural Development Policy & Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:19 a.m. on February 23, 2011, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
HAMILTON, Rod, Chair
ANDERSON, Paul, Vice Chair
Representative Rick Hansen was excused.
A quorum was present. Representative Ward moved that the minutes of February 22, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Testifying for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture were:
Dave Fredrickson, Commissioner
Greta Gauthier, Government Relations Director
Steve Ernest, Director, Finance and Budget Division
Greg Buzicky, Director, Pesticide and Fertilizer Management Division
Jim Boerboom, Deputy Commissioner
Dr. Heidi Kassenborg, Director, Dairy and Food Inspection Division
Geir Friisoe, Director, Plant Protection Division
Vice -Chair Paul Anderson assumed the gavel at 11:20 a.m. Chair Hamilton assumed the gavel at 11:25 a.m.
The next meeting will be February 24, 2011.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:55 a.m.
REP. ROD HAMILTON, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant