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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




Room 32

January 29, 2019 - February 1, 2019

Last Updated 2/1/2019 10:40 AM


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

10:00 AM                   House Floor


-                                   Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget Adjustment


-                                   Party Caucuses and Lunch


1:00 PM                   Committee Discussion and Planning

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

9:00 AM                   Agricultural Finance

Jo Bradley, CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority

Cassie Polhemus, Chief Operating Officer, incoming CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority


9:30 AM                   Hemp

Stephen Polak, CFO, Colomont Inc.


10:00 AM                   Hemp

Eli Harrington, Founder and COO, Heady Vermont


10:30 AM                   Break


10:45 AM                   Local Food

Food Cooperatives

Kari Bradley, General Manager, Hunger Mountain Coop


11:15 AM                   Investments in Clean Water Technology

John Hollar, Lawyer, Downs Rachlin Martin

Trey Martin, Lawyer, Downs Rachlin Martin


1:00 PM                   Floor Convenes


15 minutes after Floor                   Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

Liz Gleason, Viability Program Manager, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board


5:15 PM                   Vermont Farm Show

Capital Cookoff


Thursday, January 31, 2019

10:00 AM                   Dairy Update

 Bissonnette Room at the Essex Fairgrounds

Vermont Farm Show

Diary Dinner following


Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services IV and Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets


Friday, February 01, 2019

9:30 AM                   House Floor


10:45 PM                   Wetlands

laura Lapierre, Wetlands Program Manager, Agency of Natural Resources


11:15 AM                   Committee Discussion and Planning

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council


ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 5 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