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Agriculture Policy

FIRST MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - January 24, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE POLICY
Chair, Representative Jeanne Poppe

MINUTES

Representative Poppe, Chair of Committee on Agriculture Policy, called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m. January 24th, 2013 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Poppe, Chair
Hamilton, Lead
Anderson, P.
Dill
Erickson, R.
FitzSimmons
Fritz
Kiel
Kresha
McNamar
Petersburg
Wagenius

Members excused:
Faust, Vice Chair
Falk
Nornes

A quorum was present

Testimony regarding the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership program (MARL) was heard from:

Dan Hoffman, MARL Executive Director
Sandy Ludeman, MARL Board Chairman
Sarah Betzold, MARL participant and beginning farmer
Michelle Rossman, MARL participant and mid-career farmer
Gary Wertish, MARL participant and established farmer
Mike Liepold, MARL program leader

Dan Hoffman, MARL Executive Director, responded to questions.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:31 p.m. January 24th, 2013.


Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair

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Ethan Vogel, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Presentation by the Minnesota Agriculture Rural Leadership program.