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Agriculture Finance

ELEVENTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - February 24, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

AGRICULTURE FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Kiel, Vice-Chair of the Agriculture Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:15 A.M. on February 24, 2015, 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, Paul
ANDERSON, Mark
APPLEBAUM, Jon
BENNETT, Peggy
BLY, David
DANIELS, Brian
DILL, David
FABIAN, Dan
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HANSEN, Rick
JOHNSON, Clark
LUECK, Dale
METSA, Jason
MILLER, Tim
PIERSON, Nels
POPPE, Jeanne
SUNDIN, Mike


Members excused:
CLARK, Karen

Representative Kiel called the meeting to order at 10:15 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Lueck moved that the minutes of February 12, 2015, and the minutes of February 17, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Public testimony on organizations and programs that receive pass through grants from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) provided by:

Sarah Dornink with the Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council.

Jim Molenaar with St. Cloud Technical & Community College.

Jerry Schoenfeld and Joe Scapanski with the Agricultural Societies and Associations.

Second Harvest Heartland CEO Rob Zeaske and Laurel Feddema.

Bruce Kleven and Marvin Zutz with Minnesota Turf Council; Marvin Zutz with Minnesota Turf Seed Counsel.

Steve Pooch with the Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association

Minnesota State Horticultural Society Chairman Bob Newman and Rose Eggert.

Jaren and Tammy Howe, grant recipients of the MDA Dairy Development and Profitability Enhancement Program, along with Jim Molenaar.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:49 A.M.



Representative Rod Hamilton, Chair



Alex Braatz, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Presentations on organizations and programs that receive pass through grants from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council
MnSCU - mental health counseling for farm families
Agricultural Societies and Associations
Second Harvest Heartland
Minnesota Turf Seed Council
Northern Crops Institute
Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association
Minnesota Horticultural Society
Minnesota State Poultry Association
Dairy Development and Profitability Enhancement (Minnesota Department of Agriculture)