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Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

AGENDA

 

Room 26

February 12, 2019 - February 15, 2019

Last Updated 2/15/2019 2:21 PM

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor                   Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain

Mark Naud, Vice Chair, Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain

David Mears, committee member, Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain

Wayne Elliott, committee member, Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain

 

11:00 AM                   Working Lands Enterprise Initiative

Presentation in Room 10

 

11:30 AM                   Water Quality in Vermont

Mike Winchell, Senior Hydrologist, Stone Environmental, Inc.

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

9:00 AM                   S. 58 - An act relating to the State hemp program

Committee discussion and possible vote

 

9:15 AM                   Wetlands

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

 

10:00 AM                   Agricultural Education

Mark Canella, Agricultural Business Program Director, UVM Extension

Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont

 

10:30 AM                   Committee Discussion and Planning

 

11:00 AM                   Regenerative Agriculture

Joint hearing with House Agriculture and Forestry Committee

Ethan Allen Room

Jesse McDougall, Studio Hill Farm

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

9:00 AM                   Vermont Feed Dealers

Jim Walsh, Phoenix Feeds

Rick Zimmerman, Executive Director, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance

Caroline Potter, PRO-Dairy

Brad Lawes, Owner, Lawes Agricultural Services - Phone

 

10:00 AM                   Farmer Coalitions

Pilot Project for ecosystem services

Marie Audet, Farmer, Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition

Jeff Carter, Agronomist/Soil Scientist, UVM Extension

Larry Gervais, Farmers Watershed Alliance

Chuck Ross, Director, University of Vermont Extension

Jeffrey Sanders, UVM Extension

Ben Dykema, Owner, Wilcon Farm

Walter Gladstone, Owner, Newmont Farm

 

11:00 AM                   Wood Products

Wood pellets

Chris Brooks, Owner, Vermont Wood Pellet Company

Tabitha Bowling, Owner, Kingdom Pellets

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

 

Friday, February 15, 2019

9:00 AM                   Working Lands Enterprise Board

WLEB and Animal Welfare Discussion

Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

10:00 AM                   S. 58 - An act relating to the State hemp program

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

 

10:30 AM                   Committee Discussion

 

11:15 AM                   Break

 

11:30 AM                   Senate 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