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Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - February 13, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

AGRICULTURE & FOOD FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair of the Division, called the meeting to order at 9:45 AM on February 13th, 2020, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

POPPE, Jeanne, CHAIR
BRAND, Jeff, VICE CHAIR
HAMILTON, Rod, Republican LEAD
ANDERSON, Paul
ECKLUND, Rob
HANSEN, Rick
KIEL, Debra
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LUECK, Dale
MILLER, Tim
POSTON, John
TABKE, Brad
VANG, Samantha
WAZLAWIK, Ami

A quorum was present.

Representative Brand moved the minutes from May 22nd, 2019.

The motion prevailed.

Representative Brand moved the minutes from January 27th, 2020.

The motion prevailed.

Update from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture on interim activity:
• Ashely Bress, Grants Supervisor, Agriculture Marketing & Development
• Anthony Cortilet, Plant Protection

Presentation from the Center for Rural Policy & Development presentation:
• Julie Tesch, President and CEO
• Kelly Asche, Research Associate

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture presents the Emerging Farmers Report:
• Patrice Bailey, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
• Ariel Kagen, Agriculture Marketing & Development, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
• Hannah Bernhardt, Medicine Creek Farm, Finlayson, MN
• Rachel Sannerud, Pluck Flower Farm, Milaca, MN
• Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, CEO, Regenerative Agriculture Alliance

The meeting was adjourned at 11:25 AM.







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Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair


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Carl Kaase, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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02:52 - Update from Department of Agriculture on interim activity.
• Ashely Bress, Grants Supervisor (DAIRI update).
• Anthony Cortilet (Industrial hemp).
46:32 - Center for Rural Policy & Development presentation.
• Julie Tesch, President + CEO.
• Marnie Werner, VP, Research & Operations.
• Kelly Asche, Research Associate.
1:13:36 - Department of Agriculture on Emerging Farmers Report.
• Patrice Bailey, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Agriculture.
• Ariel Kagen, Ag Marketing & Development, Department of Agriculture.
• Hannah Bernhardt, Medicine Creek Farm, Finlayson, MN.
• Rachel Sannerud, Pluck Flower Farm, Milaca, MN.
• Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, CEO/Regenerative Agriculture Alliance.
Runs 1 hour, 41 minutes.


I. Update from MN Dept. of Agriculture on interim activity
• Ashely Bress, Grants Supervisor (DAIRI update)
• Anthony Cortilet (Industrial hemp)

II. Center for Rural Policy & Development presentation
• Julie Tesch, Pres. + CEO
• Marnie Werner, VP, Research & Operations
• Kelly Asche, Research Associate

III. MN Dept. of Agriculture on Emerging Farmers Report
• Patrice Bailey, Assistant Commissioner, MN Dept. of Agriculture
• Ariel Kagen, Ag Marketing & Development, MN Dept. of Agriculture
• Hannah Bernhardt, Medicine Creek Farm, Finlayson, MN
• Rachel Sannerud, Pluck Flower Farm, Milaca, MN
• Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, CEO/Regenerative Agriculture Alliance