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  • Sen. Robert Starr, Chair
  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Anthony Pollina
  • Sen. Brian Collamore
  • Sen. Corey Parent, Clerk

Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/22/2021 10:40 AM

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:15 AM                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   Food Security

Samantha Levy, American Farmland Trust-NY

Meredith Niles, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences and Food Systems Program, UVM

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

Rosie Krueger, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs, Agency of Education

Meg Burmeister, Area Agencies on Aging

Jodi Lessard, Area Agencies on Aging

John Sayles, CEO, Vermont Foodbank

Helen Rortvedt, Farm to School Program Director, NOFA VT

Betsy Rosenbluth, Vermont FEED Project Director, Vermont Farm to School Network

Karyl Kent, School Nutrition Association of Vermont

Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

Amanda St. Pierre, Executive Director, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

Brian Carpenter, Board Member VT Dairy Producers Alliance, Champlain Valley Equiptment

Jacob Bourdeau, Owner, Bourdeau Bros Inc and Feed Commodities Inc

Chanin Hill , Secretary, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

Cayden Theberge, Member, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

Walter Gladstone, Board Member, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

Stephanie Pope

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   21-0377 - An act relating to the use of food residuals for farming

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, WMPD Solid Waste Program, Department of Environmental Conservation

Maddie Kempner, Policy Director, NOFA VT

Caroline Gordon, Legislative Director, Rural Vermont

Karl Hammer, Owner, Vermont Compost Co.

Kurt Erickson, Vermont Compost Company

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Food Security

Helen Rortvedt, Farm to School Program Director, NOFA VT

Betsy Rosenbluth, Vermont FEED Project Director, Vermont Farm to School Network

Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:00 AM                   Congressional Delegation

Tom Berry, Policy Advisor on Agriculture, Conservation, Energy and Natural Resources, Office of Sen. Leahy

Erica Campbell, Outreach Representative, Office of Senator Bernie Sanders

Ryan McLaren, Outreach Representative, Office of Congressman Peter Welch - Invited

Andrew Bahrenburg, Office of Senator Patrick Leahy

Pollaidh Major, Field Representative, Office of US Senator Patrick Leahy

 

10:00 AM                   Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

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

 

11:15 AM                   Committee Adjourns

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman at lleehman@leg.state.vt.us