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Agriculture Policy

ELEVENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 28, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH 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. Thursday, February 28, 2013 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Poppe, Chair
Faust, Vice Chair
Hamilton, Lead
Anderson, P.
Dill
Erickson, R.
Falk
FitzSimmons
Fritz
Johnson, C.
Kiel
Kresha
McNamar
Nornes
Petersburg
Wagenius

A quorum was present.

Mariah Daninger, Forest Lake FFA, presented a prepared public speech on organic and conventional farming.

Valerie Earley, Spring Valley/Wykoff FFA, presented a prepared public speech on agriculture education especially in urban areas.

Charlie Poster, Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, testified on the Agriculture Growth Research and Innovation (AGRI) Fund.

Representative Wagenius presented on agriculture in her district.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:52 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2013.


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Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair



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Ethan Vogel, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Reports from the Department of Agriculture: Livestock Investment Grant Program, Value Added Grant Program, Farm to School Program. Presentations by members of the Future Farmers of America.