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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

FIFTH MEETING - Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

January 29, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

AGRICULTURE & FOOD FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair of the Division, called the meeting to order at 9:45 AM on January 29th, 2019, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

POPPE, Jeanne, CHAIR
HAMILTON, Rod, Republican LEAD
ANDERSON, Paul
ECKLUND, Rob
HANSEN, Rick
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LUECK, Dale
MILLER, Tim
POSTON, John
TABKE, Brad
VANG, Samantha
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused:

BRAND, Jeff, VICE CHAIR
KIEL, Debra

A quorum was present.

Representative Wazlawik moved to adopt the minutes from the division meeting on January 24. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Dr. Beth Thompson, Executive Director of the Board of Animal Health, provided an overview of the Board’s function and current events related to animal health. Morgan Grelson, Business Manager, previewed the Board’s budget.

Shannon Schlect, Executive Director of the Agriculture Utilization Research Institute gave an update on AURI’s projects and finances.

Public testimony provided by:
• Larry Johnson, AURI

Chair Poppe moved that H.F. 221 be referred to the Ways and Means Committee with a recommendation that it be re-referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.

Public testimony provided by:
• Val Aarsvold, Executive Director, Minnesota Future Farmers of America
• Nicole Koziolek, Randolph FFA Chapter
• Jeremy Soine, Cannon Falls FFA Chapter

Chair Poppe renewed her motion that H.F. 221 be referred to the Ways and Means Committee with a recommendation that it be re-referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



The meeting was adjourned at 11:11 AM.





Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair




Carl Kaase,
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

I. Board of Animal Health: Budget and function overview and update on animal disease issues - Beth Thompson, Executive Director II. Agriculture Utilization Research Institute: Budget and function overview - Shannon Schlecht, Executive Director - Dan Skogen, Planning and Government Relations Director

Bills Added:
  • HF221 (Poppe) - Minnesota agriculture special license plates established, and money appropriated.
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02:48 - Board of Animal Health budget and function overview; update on animal disease issues. - Beth Thompson, Executive Director. 45:17 - Agriculture Utilization Research Institute budget and function overview. - Shannon Schlecht, Executive Director. - Dan Skogen, Planning and Government Relations Director. 1:13:25 - HF221 (Poppe) Minnesota agriculture special license plates established, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 26 minutes.