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House of Representatives
  • Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Chair
  • Rep. Rodney Graham, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Thomas Bock, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Terry Norris, Clerk
  • Rep. John O'Brien
  • Rep. Henry Pearl
  • Rep. Heather Surprenant
  • Rep. Vicki Strong

House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

 

AGENDA

 

 

April 6, 2021 - April 9, 2021

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor

Caucuses will be held following the Floor adjournment

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

9:00 AM                   Food Security

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

2:30 PM                   S. 102 - An act relating to the regulation of agricultural inputs for farming

Sharon Rossi, CEO, FoodScience

Sarah Phillips, Vice President and General Manager, Animal Business Unit, FoodScience

Lisa DeSmet, Vice President, Quality/Regulatory, FoodScience

Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist

 

3:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

9:00 AM                   Vermont Technical College

Revisioned Agriculture and Food Systems Program

Joint hearing with Senate Agriculture Committee

Pat Moulton , President, Vermont Technical College

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Regina Beidler, Program Specialist Organic Valley, Beidler Family Farm

Louise Calderwood, Owner, Echo Hill Farm Maple Products

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   Ecosystem Services

Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor adjourns                   S. 102 - An act relating to the regulation of agricultural inputs for farming

Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

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

 

3:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor                   S. 102 - An act relating to the regulation of agricultural inputs for farming

 

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

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

 

11:30 AM                   Committee Adjourns

 

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