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  • Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Chair
  • Rep. Rodney Graham, Vice Chair
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  • Rep. Henry Pearl
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  • Rep. Vicki Strong

House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry




Via Zoom

January 12, 2021 - January 15, 2021

Last Updated 1/14/2021 11:30 AM


Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor


1:00 PM                   House Floor


Following Adjournment of Floor                   Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition


Brian Kemp, President, Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition

Marie Audet, Farmer, Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition

John Roberts,  Executive Director, Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition


-                                   Committee discussion regarding scope of work


3:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

9:00 AM                   Vermont Farm Bureau


Jackie Folsom, Lobbyist, Vermont Farm Bureau


9:30 AM                   Rural Vermont


Caroline Gordon, Legislative Director, Rural Vermont

Graham Unangst-Rufehacht, Policy Director, Rural Vermont


10:00 AM                   Committee Discussion


1:15 PM                   House Floor



-                                   Sexual Harassment Prevention Training


Thursday, January 14, 2021

9:00 AM                   Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation


Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Forests. Parks and Recreation


10:00 AM                   Vermont Housing and Conservation Board


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


11:00 AM                   NOFA-VT


Maddie Kempner, Policy Director, NOFA VT

Grace Oedel, Executive Director, NOFA VT

Helen Rortvedt, Farm to School Program Director, NOFA VT

Jen Miller, Farmer Services Director, NOFA-VT (11:40 AM)


12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns


1:15 PM                   House Floor


15 minutes after adjournment                   Connecticut River Farmers Watershed Alliance

Elizabeth Kennett, Owner, Liberty Hill Farm

Walter Gladstone, Owner, Newmont Farm


2:30 PM                   Vermont Technical College

Pat Moulton, President, Vermont Technical College


3:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns


Friday, January 15, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor


11:30 AM                   Family Farms in Vermont

Abbie Corse, Owner, Corse Family Farm

Suzanne Long, Owner, Luna Bleu Farm

Norah Lake, Owner, Sweetland Farm

Ashlyn Bristle, Owner, Rebop Farm


12:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns




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