STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SIXTH 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 10:23 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, in Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
A quorum was not present.
HAMILTON, Rod, Chair
ANDERSON, Paul, Vice Chair
Representative Franson was excused.
Dewey Thorbeck of the Center for Rural Design, University of Minnesota, gave a presentation on the Center for Rural Design.
A quorum was present at 10:25 a.m.
Representative LeMieur moved to amend the minutes to correctly reflect the two excused members, Hamilton and Poppe. THE MOTION PREVAILED. Representative LeMieur moved that the amended minutes be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Julie Tesch, Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council introduced the presentation of the Farm Business Management Program.
Dr. Richard Joerger, System Director for Agriculture and Business Program Coordination, MnSCU
Douglas Allen, President of Ridgewater College
Keith Stover, South Central College, North Mankato, MN
Paul Liebenstein, Dundas, MN
Gene Kuntz, South Central College, Faribault, MN
Other presenters were:
Dave Ward, of the Cooperative Network, St. Paul, MN
Pat Lunemann, President Minnesota Milk Producers Association, Clarissa, MN
The meeting was adjourned at 12:08 p.m..
REP. ROD HAMILTON, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant