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  • Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Chair
  • Rep. Rodney Graham, Vice Chair
  • Rep. John L. Bartholomew, Clerk
  • Rep. Thomas Bock
  • Rep. Charen Fegard
  • Rep. Terry Norris
  • Rep. John O'Brien
  • Rep. Vicki Strong

House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

 

AGENDA

 

Room 32

March 19, 2019 - March 22, 2019

Last Updated 3/25/2019 9:04 AM

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

following                           Caucuses and Lunch

 

3:30 PM                   H. 254 - An act relating to adequate shelter for livestock

Annual Report of the Animal Cruelty Investigation Advisory Board

Jessica Danyow, Chair, Animal Cruelty Investigation Advisory Board

Erika Holm, Animal Cruelty Investigation Advisory Board

Mary McFaun, Animal Cruelty Investigation Advisory Board

Barry Londeree, Vermont State Director, United States Humane Society

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

9:00 AM                   iPad Training

Brandon Dyer, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                   Rural Vermont

Introductions and Issues

Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont

Kurt Ericksen, Assistant General Manager, Vermont Compost Company

Buzz Ferver, Owner, Full Circle Farm

Christine Bourque, Blue Heron Farm

Nick Zigelbaum, Owner, Longest Acre Farm

 

11:00 AM                   Vermont Farm Bureau

Introductions and Issues

Ethan Allen Room

Jackie Folsom, Lobbyist, Vermont Farm Bureau

Heidi Krantz, Vermont Horse Council, Farm Bureau

Joie Lehovillier, Foote Brook Farm, Johnson

Bob Sherwin, Farm owner, Norwich

Anne Tisbert, Valley Dream Farm

Art Whitman, Chair Government Relations Committee, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance

Jennifer Lambert, Washington

Mary White, Corinth

Rob Carey, Vermont Farm Bureau, Rutland County

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

9:00 AM                   iPad Training

Brandon Dyer, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                   On Farm Accessory Businesses

Jackie Folsom, Lobbyist, Vermont Farm Bureau

 

10:15 AM                   H. 525 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Rep. Emmons amendment

 

10:30 AM                   Senate Agriculture Committee

 Overview of rural development bill

 

11:30 AM                   Forestry issues

Ed Larson, Lobbyist, Vermont Forest Products Association

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

4:30 PM                   H. 205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Committee on Appropriations amendment

Committee on Ways and Means amendment

 

Friday, March 22, 2019

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 7 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman at 802-828-2233 or lleehman@leg.state.vt.us