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  • Sen. Robert Starr, Chair
  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Anthony Pollina
  • Sen. Brian Collamore
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Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 12, 2021 - January 15, 2021

Last Updated 1/13/2021 4:16 PM

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor adjourns                   Committee Introductions

 

10:30 AM                   Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 Introductions and Updates

Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Alyson Eastman, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

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

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

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

Dr. Kristin Haas, State Vet, Director, Food Safety, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

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

E.B. Flory, Dairy Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Steve Collier, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Katherine McNamara, Assistant State Veterinarian, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Julie Boisvert, Meat Inspection Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Rebecca Harvey, Director, Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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

Kelley McGill, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:30 AM                   Committee Priorities for 2021

Committee discussion

 

11:00 AM                   Committee Adjourns

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

9:00 AM                   Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Update

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Ela Chapin, Farm and Forest Viability Program Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

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

Mariah Noth, Outreach and Communications Coordinator, Vermont Farm and Forest Viability Program

 

10:00 AM                   Rural Vermont

Update

Caroline Gordon, Legislative Director, Rural Vermont

Graham Unangst-Rufehacht, Policy Director, Rural Vermont

Charlotte Boyden, Legislative Intern, Rural Vermont

 

10:45 AM                   Vermont Farm Bureau

Update

Jackie Folsom, Lobbyist, Vermont Farm Bureau

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Friday, January 15, 2021

9:00 AM                   NOFA-VT

Update

Maddie Kempner, Policy Director, NOFA VT

Grace Oedel, Executive Director, NOFA VT

Jen Miller, Farmer Services Director, NOFA-VT

Ashlyn Bristle, Owner, Rebop Farm

Bill Cavenaugh, Farm Business Advisor, NOFA VT

Eric Paris, Owner, Tamarlane Farm

Helen Rortvedt, Farm to School Program Director, NOFA VT

 

10:45 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

 

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