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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

TWENTY FIRST MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 16, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIRST 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 March 16, 2011, in the 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
HOSCH, Larry
KATH, Kory
KIEL, Debra
LEMIEUR, Mike
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MORROW, Terry
PERSELL, John
POPPE, Jeanne
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bruce
WARD, John

Representatives Hansen and Shimanski were excused.

A quorum was not present.

At 10:24 a.m. a quorum was present. Representative McElfatrick moved that the minutes of March 15, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Giving presentations on programs/organizations that have pass-through grants through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture were:
Bruce Kleven, the Minnesota Turf Seed Council
Julie Tesch, Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council (MAELC)
Rose Eggert, Minnesota State Horticultural Society
Vicky Vogels, Minnesota State Horticultural Society
Jim Molenaar, MNSCU, Minnesota Farm Business Management Education Program and Rural Mental Health Program
Adrian Rademacher, Minnesota State Poultry Association
Paul Merkins, Minnesota State Poultry Association
John Crabtree, Northern Crops Institute
Steve Pooch, Minnesota Livestock Breeders
Newell Searle, Second Harvest Heartland
Jerry Schoenfeld, Minnesota Federation of County Fairs
Jim Boerboom, Deputy Commissioner, MDA, Farm Advocate Program, Dairy Development, Farm Market Nutrition

The meeting was adjourned at 12:05 p.m.
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REP. ROD HAMILTON, CHAIR



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Linda Westrom
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Pass through grants administered by the Dept. of Agriculture