STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIRST 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 10:21 a.m. on March 16, 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
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.
REP. ROD HAMILTON, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant