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Agriculture Finance

TWENTY SECOND MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 15, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

AGRICULTURE FINANCE & POLICY JOINT COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Hamilton, Chair of the Agriculture Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:15 A.M. on March 15th, 2016, in Room Five of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


HAMILTON, Rod, Chair
KIEL, Debra, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Mark
ANDERSON, Paul
APPLEBAUM, John
BENNETT, Peggy
BLY, David
CLARK, Karen
DANIELS, Brian
ECKLUND, Rob
FABIAN, Dan
GRUENHAGEN, Glen
HANSEN, Rick
JOHNSON, Clark
LUECK, Dale
METSA, Jason
MILLER, Tim
POPPE, Jeanne
PIERSON, Nels
SUNDIN, Mike



A quorum was present.

David Ward, Director of Government Relations of the Cooperative Network, gave a presentation on the Cooperative Network.

Whitney Place, Director of Government Affairs for the Department of Agriculture, introduced Kevin Hennessy, Manager of Bioenergy at the Department of Agriculture. Kevin Hennessy gave a presentation of Biofuel Infrastructure Grant Program.

Mary Hanks, Division Director of the Ag Marketing and Development Division at the Department of Agriculture, gave a presentation of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Agriculture Growth, Research and Innovation Report.

Dylan Mente of the Rock County Future Farmers of America (FFA) and Kimberly Kraft and Coral Owens of the Nobles County FFA gave a presentation about their organization. Madison Taylor, Minnesota FFA State Reporter, Travis Troendle, Minnesota FFA State Treasurer, and P.J. Aarsvold, Minnesota FFA President also gave a presentation about their organization.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:59 A.M.




Representative Rod Hamilton, Chair



Nick Lunneborg, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Cooperative Network presentation
Minnesota Department of Agriculture Agriculture Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) Report
Minnesota Department of Agriculture Biodiesel Report
Minnesota Department of Agriculture Biofuel Infrastructure Grant Program Report