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Senate Committee on Agriculture (Room 26)

The Senate Committee on Agriculture has jurisdiction over matters relating to agriculture.

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Previous Meetings - Full Report

Summary Report

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
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10:00 AM

Senate Floor


Thursday, January 7, 2021
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10:00 AM

Joint Assembly

Canvassing Committee Report

11:30 AM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

Joint Assembly

Governor's Remarks


Friday, January 8, 2021
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11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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9:30 AM

Senate Floor

15 minutes after Floor adjourns

Committee Introductions

10:30 AM

Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Introductions and Updates

  • Julie Boisvert, Meat Inspection Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services & Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Steve Collier, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Alyson Eastman, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • E.B. Flory, Dairy Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Kristin Haas, State Vet, Director, Food Safety, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Rebecca Harvey, Director, Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory
  • Katherine McNamara, Assistant State Veterinarian, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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9:00 AM

S.102 - An act relating to the regulation of agricultural inputs 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
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9:00 AM

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Update

  • Ela Chapin, Farm and Forest Viability Program Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Liz Gleason, Viability Program Manager, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Mariah Noth, Outreach and Communications Coordinator, Vermont Farm and Forest Viability Program
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
10:00 AM

Rural Vermont

Update

  • Charlotte Boyden, Legislative Intern, Rural Vermont
  • Caroline Gordon, Legislative Director, Rural Vermont
  • Graham Unangst-Rufehacht, Policy Director, 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
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9:00 AM

NOFA-VT

Update

  • Ashlyn Bristle, Owner, Rebop Farm
  • Bill Cavenaugh, Farm Business Advisor, NOFA VT
  • Maddie Kempner, Policy Director, NOFA VT
  • Jen Miller, Farmer Services Director, NOFA-VT
  • Grace Oedel, Executive Director, NOFA VT
  • Eric Paris, Owner, Tamarlane Farm
  • Helen Rortvedt, Farm to School Program Director, NOFA VT
10:45 AM

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
11:15 AM

Committee Adjourns

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:15 AM

Implicit Bias Prevention Training


Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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9:00 AM

S.100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and the creation of the Task Force on Universal School Lunch

  • Meg Burmeister, Area Agencies on Aging
  • Karyl Kent, School Nutrition Association of Vermont
  • Rosie Krueger, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs, Agency of Education
  • Jodi Lessard, Area Agencies on Aging
  • Samantha Levy, American Farmland Trust-NY
  • Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • Meredith Niles, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences and Food Systems Program, UVM
  • Helen Rortvedt, Farm to School Program Director, NOFA VT
  • Betsy Rosenbluth, Vermont FEED Project Director, Vermont Farm to School Network
  • John Sayles, CEO, Vermont Foodbank
  • Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

  • Jacob Bourdeau, Owner, Bourdeau Bros Inc and Feed Commodities Inc
  • Brian Carpenter, Board Member VT Dairy Producers Alliance, Champlain Valley Equiptment
  • Walter Gladstone, Board Member, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance
  • Chanin Hill , Secretary, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance
  • Stephanie Pope
  • Amanda St. Pierre, Executive Director, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance
  • Cayden Theberge, Member, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, January 21, 2021
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9:00 AM

S.102 - An act relating to the regulation of agricultural inputs for farming

  • Kurt Erickson, Vermont Compost Company
  • Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Caroline Gordon, Legislative Director, Rural Vermont
  • Karl Hammer, Owner, Vermont Compost Co.
  • Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, WMPD Solid Waste Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Maddie Kempner, Policy Director, NOFA VT
  • Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Farmers Watershed Alliance

  • Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • Helen Rortvedt, Farm to School Program Director, NOFA VT
  • Betsy Rosenbluth, Vermont FEED Project Director, Vermont Farm to School Network
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, January 22, 2021
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9:00 AM

Congressional Delegation

  • Andrew Bahrenburg, Office of Senator Patrick Leahy
  • Tom Berry, Policy Advisor on Agriculture, Conservation, Energy and Natural Resources, Office of Sen. Leahy
  • Erica Campbell, Outreach Representative, Office of Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Pollaidh Major, Field Representative, Office of US Senator Patrick Leahy
  • Ryan McLaren, Outreach Representative, Office of Congressman Peter Welch
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


Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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9:30 AM

Senate Floor

15 minutes after Floor adjourns

Franklin and Grand Isle Farmers Watershed Alliance

  • Heather Darby, Associate Professor, UVM Extension
  • Wayne Fiske, Owner, Windfall Acres
  • Larry Gervais, Vice Chair, Farmers Watershed Alliance
  • Scott Magnan, Board Chair, Farmers Watershed Alliance
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Governor's FY2022 Budget Address

Joint Assembly


Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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9:00 AM

Food Security

  • Kim Crosby, Environmental Compliance Officer, Casella Waste Management
  • Karie Thompson Atherton, Owner, Aires-Hill Farm and Creamery
9:45 AM

Break

10:00 AM

Working Lands Enterprise Initiative

Joint hearing with House Agriculture and Forestry Committee and House Commerce and Economic Development Committee

  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Ela Chapin, Farm and Forest Viability Program Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Eric DeLuca, Vice Chair, Working Lands Enterprise Board
  • Ken Gagnon, Owner, Gagnon Lumber
  • Adam Hausmann, Owner, Adam's Berry Farm
  • Judith Irving, Owner, Fat Toad Farm
  • Sarah Isham, Director of Agricultural Lending, Vermont Economic Development Authority
  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Ben Nottermann, Owner, Snug Valley Farm
  • Riva Reynolds, Owner, Stannard Farm
  • Lynn Ellen Schimoler, Program Manager, Working Lands Enterprise Initiative
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Forests. Parks and Recreation
  • Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Gabrielle Tuite, Owner, Old Road Farm
11:30 AM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, January 28, 2021
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9:00 AM

Gund Institute for Environment, UVM

Update

  • Stephen Posner, Director of Policy, Gund Institute for Environment
9:45 AM

Break

10:00 AM

Vermont Dairy Industry Price Regulations: Assessment and Recommendations

  • Marie Audet, Owner, Blue Spruce Farm
  • Eugene Audet, Owner, Blue Spruce Farm
  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services & Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Kiersten Bourgeois, Business Development and Communications Manager, St. Albans Cooperative Creamery
  • Jane Clifford, Dairy Producer, Starksboro
  • Catherine DeRonde, Vice President, Agri-Mark
  • Jackie Folsom, Lobbyist, Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Bob Gray, Dairy Policy Advisor, Northeast Farmers Cooperative
  • Steve Kayhart, Kayhart Brothers, West Addison
  • Jennifer Lambert, Dairy Farmer/operator, Lambert Farm
  • Scott Magnan, Board Chair, Farmers Watershed Alliance
  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Darlene Reynolds, Owner, Crossroads Dairy
  • Jill Rickard, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
  • John Roberts, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition
  • Bill Rowell, Green Mountain Dairy, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance
  • Dan Smith
  • Amanda St. Pierre, Executive Director, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance
  • Karie Thompson Atherton, Owner, Aires-Hill Farm and Creamery
  • Stephanie Walsh, Director, Industry and Community Affairs, Dairy Farmers of America
  • Rob Wheeler, Dairy Farmer and Board Member, Agri-Mark
  • Mary White, Chair, Dairy Committee, Vermont Farm Bureau
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, January 29, 2021
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9:00 AM

Vermont Dairy Industry Price Regulations: Assessment and Recommendations

Committee discussion

  • Kelley McGill, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:15 AM

Food Security

  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
11:15 AM

Committee Adjourns

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 2, 2021
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9:30 AM

Senate Floor

15 minutes after Floor adjourns

Connecticut River Watershed Farmers Alliance

  • Walter Gladstone, Board Member, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance
  • Elizabeth Kennett, Owner, Liberty Hill Farm
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Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition

  • Marie Audet, Owner, Blue Spruce Farm
  • Eric Clifford, Owner, Clifford Farm
  • Brian Kemp, President, Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition, Mountain Meadows Farm
  • John Roberts, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns


Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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9:00 AM

Livestock Care Standards Advisory Council

Joint hearing with House Agriculture and Forestry Committee
Livestream meeting here

  • Christina Ashley, Essex Police Department
  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services & Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Kristin Haas, State Vet, Director, Food Safety, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Kent Henderson, Northwest Veterinary Associates, Vermont Veterinary Medical Association
  • Steve Kayhart, Kayhart Brothers, West Addison
  • Brian Kemp, President, Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition, Mountain Meadows Farm
  • Rhonda Miller, Owner, Molly Brook Farm
  • Ben Notterman, Owner, Snug Valley Farm
  • Tara Oeschger, Northeast Kingdom Processing, LLC
  • Omar Oyarzabal, UVM Extension
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Dairy Industry Price Regulation

Committee discussion

  • Kelley McGill, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:45 AM

Food Security

  • Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • Betsy Rosenbluth, Vermont FEED Project Director, Vermont Farm to School Network
  • Amy Shollenberger, , Action Circles
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, February 4, 2021
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9:00 AM

Dairy Industry Price Regulation

Committee discussion

  • Kelley McGill, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Agri-Mark Farmers

  • Marie Audet, Owner, Blue Spruce Farm
  • Paul Doton, Dairy Farmer and Board Chair, Connecticut River Watershed Farmers Alliance
  • Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Agri-Mark
  • Joanna Lidback, Owner, Wheeler Mountain Farm
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, February 5, 2021
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9:00 AM

Conservation Districts

  • Jill Arace, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts
  • Jeannie Bartlett, District Manager, Franklin County, Natural Resources Conservation Districts
  • Jennifer Byrne, District Manager, White RIver Natural Resources Conservation District
  • Justin Michaud, Conservation Planner, Newport, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts
  • Hilary Solomon, District Manager, Poultney-Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District
10:15 AM

Vermont Land Trust

  • Nick Richardson, President & CEO, Vermont Housing & Conservation Coalition
  • Abby White, Vice President for Strategic Communications, Vermont Land Trust
11:15 AM

Committee Adjourns

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 9, 2021
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9:30 AM

Senate Floor

15 minutes after Floor adjourns

Vermont Dairy Industry Price Regulations: Assessment and Recommendations

  • Roger Allbee, Former Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Dan Smith
11:30 AM

Vermont Farm Bureau

Update

  • Jackie Folsom, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Steven Reviczky, Executive Director, Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Joseph Tisbert, President, Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Mary White, Vice President, Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Art Whitman, President, Bennington County Farm Bureau
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns


Wednesday, February 10, 2021
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9:00 AM

Ecosystem Services: Carbon Sequestration

  • Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
10:00 AM

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
  • Eamon Twohig, Program Manager, ResidualS MANAGEMENT & Emerging Contaminants Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
11:00 AM

Break

11:15 AM

Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center

  • Laura Ginsburg, Agricultural Development Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, February 11, 2021
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9:00 AM

Farm to Plate Report

Joint hearing with House Agriculture and Forestry Committee

  • Terence Bradshaw, Assistant Professor, UVM Extension
  • Mark Cannella, Associate Professor, UVM Extension
  • Jake Claro, Farm to Plate Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Heather Darby, Associate Professor, UVM Extension
  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • Lauren Masseria, Senior Market Development Specialist, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Randy Quenneville, Former Section Chief, Meat Inspection Section, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Becka Warren, Farm to Plate Strategic Plan Project Coordinator and Editor, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Rose Wilson, Consultant
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, February 12, 2021
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9:00 AM

S.100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and the creation of the Task Force on Universal School Lunch

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Betsy Rosenbluth, Vermont FEED Project Director, Vermont Farm to School Network
  • Amy Shollenberger, Lobbyist, Action Circles
10:15 AM

Meat Processing

  • Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
11:15 AM

Committee Adjourns

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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9:30 AM

Senate Floor

15 minutes after Floor adjourns

S.102 - An act relating to the regulation of agricultural inputs for farming

  • Caroline Gordon, Legislative Director, Rural Vermont
  • Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, WMPD Solid Waste Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
11:15 AM

Break

11:30 AM

Housing for Agricultural Workers

  • Dan Baker, Professor, UVM
  • Ernest A. Caswell , (Buster)
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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9:00 AM

S.100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and the creation of the Task Force on Universal School Lunch

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rosie Krueger, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs, Agency of Education
  • Trevor Lowell, Farm to Institution Program Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • Betsy Rosenbluth, Vermont FEED Project Director, Vermont Farm to School Network
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

New England Agribusiness and Feed Alliance

  • John Clark, President, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance
  • Andy Dugan, Executive Committee member; Chair, Government Relations Committee, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance
  • Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Arthur Whitman, Vermont Seed Dealers Association, member
  • Rick Zimmerman, Executive Director, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance
11:15 AM

Vermont Fairs and Field Days Association

update

  • Jeff Bartley, Sales/Marketing Manager, Champlain Valley Exposition
  • Robert Congdon, Vermont State Fair, Rutland
  • Jackie Folsom, Lobbyist, Vermont Fairs and Field Days Association
  • Nola Gilbert, Treasurer, Franklin County Field Days
  • Richard Lawrence, President & Director, Caledonia County Fair
  • Diane Norris, President, Addison County Fair and Field Days
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor

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Caucus of the Whole

Update on the State's vaccination efforts


Thursday, February 18, 2021
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9:00 AM

Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition

Joint hearing with House Agriculture and Forestry Committee
livestream here

  • Clara Ayer, Fairmont Farms, East Montpelier
  • Barrett Grimm, Co-Chair, Huntington Conservation Commission
  • Katie Rose Leonard, Snow Farm
  • Stephanie Pope, Iroquois Acres
  • Don Stevens, Chief, Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation
  • Abby White, Vice President for Strategic Communications, Vermont Land Trust
10:00 AM

Committee Adjourns

10:30 AM

Election of a Sergeant at Arms, an Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of the UVM and State Agricultural College

Joint Assembly

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, February 19, 2021
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9:00 AM

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
  • Caroline Gordon, Legislative Director, Rural Vermont
  • Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, WMPD Solid Waste Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Kelley McGill, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:15 AM

Committee Adjourns

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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9:30 AM

Senate Floor

15 minutes after Floor adjourns

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
  • Caroline Gordon, Legislative Director, Rural Vermont
  • Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, WMPD Solid Waste Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Kelley McGill, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:00 AM

S.100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and the creation of the Task Force on Universal School Lunch

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ted Fisher, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education
  • Bob Keeley, Education Project Manager, Agency of Education
  • Rosie Krueger, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs, Agency of Education
  • Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • Betsy Rosenbluth, Vermont FEED Project Director, Vermont Farm to School Network
  • Jesse Roy, Assistant Director, Federal and Education Support Programs, Agency of Education
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns


Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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9:00 AM

Ecosystem Services

  • Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
9:30 AM

S.100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and the creation of the Task Force on Universal School Lunch

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ted Fisher, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education
  • Bob Keeley, Education Project Manager, Agency of Education
  • Rosie Krueger, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs, Agency of Education
  • Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • Jesse Roy, Assistant Director, Federal and Education Support Programs, Agency of Education
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Slaughter and Meat Processing

  • Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, February 25, 2021
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9:00 AM

S.100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and the creation of the Task Force on Universal School Lunch

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • Breanna Parker, Joint Fiscal Office
10:30 AM

Break

12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

Results of the Votes for Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, Trustees of the UVM and State Agricultural College

Joint Assembly


Friday, February 26, 2021
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9:00 AM

Committee bills

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:45 AM

Housing for Agricultural Workers

  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
11:15 AM

Break

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, March 9, 2021
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9:30 AM

Senate Floor

15 minutes after Floor adjourns

S.67 - An act relating to creating a right to repair agricultural equipment

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Nathan Proctor, Campaign Director, U.S. PIRG National Right to Repair
11:15 AM

S.83 - An act relating to the Dairy Industry Stabilization Program

  • Sen. Russ Ingalls, Sponsor
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Results of the Votes for Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, Trustees of the UVM and State Agricultural College

Joint Assembly


Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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9:00 AM

S.61 - An act relating to the definition of agricultural land for the purposes of use value appraisals

  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Forests. Parks and Recreation
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.25 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures

as related to agriculture

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Josh Decatur, CEO, Trace Vermont
  • Maddie Kempner, Policy Director, NOFA VT
  • Geoffrey Pizzutillo, Executive Director and CoFounder, Vermont Growers Association
  • Graham Unangst-Rufehacht, Policy Director, Rural Vermont
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, March 11, 2021
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9:00 AM

S.67 - An act relating to creating a right to repair agricultural equipment

  • Joan Falcao, Owner, Health Hero Farm, South Hero
  • Robert Fireovid, Owner, Health Hero Farm, South Hero
  • Chris Gibson, General Sales Manager, Harvest Equipment
  • Toby Malandrinos, Owner, Three Square Farm
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Maple Syrup

Labeling and contents

  • Steven Collier, General Counsel, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Tucker Diego, Agricultural Products Manager, Food Safety and Consumer Products, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Kristin Haas, State Vet, Director, Food Safety, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Mark Isslehardt, UVM Extension
11:00 AM

S.25 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures

  • Josh Decatur, CEO, Trace Vermont
  • Maddie Kempner, Policy Director, NOFA VT
  • Geoffrey Pizzutillo, Executive Director and CoFounder, Vermont Growers Association
  • Graham Unangst-Rufehacht, Policy Director, Rural Vermont
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, March 12, 2021
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9:00 AM

Committee Work

Hemp and THC issues

  • Kevin Ellis, Lobbyist, VT CBD Labs of Williston
  • Pietro Lynn, Representing, VT CBD Labs of Williston
9:30 AM

S.25 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:00 AM

S.67 - An act relating to creating a right to repair agricultural equipment

  • Brian Carpenter, Owner Champlain Valley Equipment and Chair
11:15 AM

Committee Adjourns

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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9:30 AM

Senate Floor

15 minutes after Floor adjourns

Committee bills

review of bills coming from the House to Senate Ag Committee

12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns


Wednesday, March 17, 2021
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9:00 AM

H.88 - An act relating to the use value appraisal program.

  • Rep. Henry Pearl, Reporter of bill
9:10 AM

H.218 - An act relating to the sale of unpasteurized raw milk

  • Rep. Heather Surprenant, Reporter of bill
9:25 AM

H.420 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

  • Rep. John O'Brien, Reporter of bill
  • Rep. Vicki Strong, , Reporter of bill
9:40 AM

H.421 - An act relating to animal cruelty investigation response and training

  • Rep. Rodney Graham, Reporter of bill
9:50 AM

H.434 - An act relating to establishing the Agricultural Innovation Board

  • Rep. Terry Norris, Reporter of bill
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Rural Vermont

Joint hearing with House Agriculture Committee

  • Jericho Bicknell
  • Sam Bromberg, Mountain Fire Farm
  • Cat Buxton, Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition
  • Buster Caswell, Activist, Agricultural worker housing
  • Caroline Gordon, Legislative Director, Rural Vermont
  • Evan Hoyt, Brush Brook Community Farm
  • Maddie Kempner, Policy Director, NOFA VT
  • Jane Lanza, This is Family Tree
  • Stephen Leslie, Owner, Cedar Mountain Farm and Cobb Hill Cheese
  • Suzanne Long, Owner, Luna Bleu Farm
  • Jesse Lukas, GMC Farms, LLC
  • Rev. M Moretti, Owner, Murmuration Farm
  • Allan Reetz, Director of Public and Government Affairs, Hanover Co-op
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

12:30 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, March 18, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.421 - An act relating to animal cruelty investigation response and training

  • Rep. John L. Bartholomew, former member, House Agriculture and Forestry Committee
9:20 AM

S.100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and the creation of the Task Force on Universal School Lunch

amendment

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:00 AM

Vermont Technical College

Norwich Farm Creamery

  • Chris Gray, Norwich Farm
  • Jeanie McIntyre, President, Upper Valley Land Trust
  • Pat Moulton , President, Vermont Technical College
  • Omer Trajman, Norwich Farm Foundation
10:45 AM

Committee Adjourns

11:00 AM

Senate Floor


Friday, March 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee bills

follow-up on current status of bills

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S.102 - An act relating to the regulation of agricultural inputs for farming

consideration of Amendment by Senate Natural Resources and Energy

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:45 AM

Committee Adjourns

11:00 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

15 minutes after Floor adjourns

H.434 - An act relating to establishing the Agricultural Innovation Board

  • Kanika Gandhi, Agrichemical Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns


Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Cannabis Bill

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Kevin Ellis, Lobbyist, VT CBD Labs of Williston
  • Pietro Lynn, Representing, VT CBD Labs of Williston
10:00 AM

H.434 - An act relating to establishing the Agricultural Innovation Board

  • Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Agri-Mark
  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, March 25, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.218 - An act relating to the sale of unpasteurized raw milk

Walk-through of bill

  • Kent Henderson, Co-Chair, Vermont Veterinary Medical Association Government Relations Committee
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Julie Smith, Research Associate Professor, Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, UVM
  • Mollie Wills, Rural Vermont
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Retention of Superior Court Judges and Magistrates

Joint Assembly

12:00 PM

Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain

Joint hearing with Senate Natural Resources and Energy and Senate Appropriations. Livestream here.

  • Sarah Coleman, Coordinator to the Lake Champlain Basin Program, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Bob Fischer, Water Quality Superintendent, Vermont Citizens Advisory Commission on Lake Champlain's Future
  • Lori Fisher, Chair, Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain
  • Mark Naud , Chair, Vermont Citizens Advisory Commission on Lake Champlain's Future
  • Hilary Solomon, committee member, Vermont Citizens Advisory Commission on Lake Champlain's Future
  • Jeff Wennberg, Commissioner of Public Works, Vermont Citizens Advisory Commission on Lake Champlain's Future
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, March 26, 2021
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.218 - An act relating to the sale of unpasteurized raw milk

  • Julia Brennan, Infectious Disease Enteric Epidemiologist, Department of Health
  • Mollie Wills, Rural Vermont
  • Elisabeth Wirsing, Senior Environmental Health Program Manager, Department of Health
11:15 AM

Committee Adjourns

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

15 minutes after Floor adjourns

S.100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and the creation of the Task Force on Universal School Lunch

  • Jeanne Collins, Superintendent, Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union
  • Scott Fay, Child Nutrition Manager, Essex-Westford School District
  • Rosie Krueger, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs, Agency of Education
  • Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • Sean McMannon, Superintendent, Winooski School District
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns


Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and the creation of the Task Force on Universal School Lunch

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rosie Kreuger, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs, Agency of Education
  • Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst , Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, April 1, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and the creation of the Task Force on Universal School Lunch

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rosie Krueger, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs, Agency of Education
  • Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst , Joint Fiscal Office
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, April 2, 2021
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.434 - An act relating to establishing the Agricultural Innovation Board

  • Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee
  • Steven Collier, General Counsel, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Kanika Gandhi, Agrichemical Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Maddie Kempner, Policy Director, NOFA VT
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:30 AM

Break

10:40 AM

H.420 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:15 AM

Committee Adjourns

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

15 minutes after Floor adjourns

Bills in Committee

Committee discussion

11:00 AM

Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

2022 Budget

  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services & Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Jackie Folsom, Lobbyist, Vermont Fairs and Field Days Association
  • Amy Mercier, Financial Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns


Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.218 - An act relating to the sale of unpasteurized raw milk

  • Ashlyn Bristle, Owner, Rebop Farm
  • Lee Dowgiewicz, President and CEO, Cooperative Insurance Companies
  • Andrea Etter, Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Food Services Department, UVM
  • Charles Gray, Owner, 4 Corners Farm
  • Rich Larson, Owner, Larson Farm and Creamery
  • Corie Pierce, Co-owner, Bread and Butter Farm, Board member, Rural Vermont
  • Mollie Wills, Rural Vermont
10:15 AM

H.88 - An act relating to the use value appraisal program.

-

S.61 - An act relating to the definition of agricultural land for the purposes of use value appraisals

  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

H.434 - An act relating to establishing the Agricultural Innovation Board

  • Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Biotechnology Innovation Org, National Animal Supplement Council, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance
  • Nat Shambaugh , Retired Chemist, Pesticides Expert
  • Amanda St. Pierre, Executive Director, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, April 8, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Vermont Technical College

Revisioned Agriculture and Food Systems Program
Joint hearing with House Agriculture and Forestry Committee. Livestream Here

  • Regina Beidler, Program Specialist Organic Valley, Beidler Family Farm
  • Louise Calderwood, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Echo Hill Farm Maple Products
  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Pat Moulton , President, Vermont Technical College
10:00 AM

Break

10:20 AM

S.67 - An act relating to creating a right to repair agricultural equipment

  • Ward Butler, Service Manager, Milton Cat
  • Gay Gordon-Byrne, Executive Director, The Repair Association
  • Michael McKenna, Director of Aftermarket, United Ag and Turf Northeast
  • Glenn Scott, General Sales Manager, Milton Cat
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, April 9, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.61 - An act relating to the definition of agricultural land for the purposes of use value appraisals

-

H.88 - An act relating to the use value appraisal program.

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:00 AM

Committee Adjourns

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

15 minutes after Floor adjourns

S.100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and the creation of the Task Force on Universal School Lunch

  • Sen. Brian Campion, Senate Committee on Education
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:30 AM

H.88 - An act relating to the use value appraisal program.

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Forests. Parks and Recreation
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns


Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.88 - An act relating to the use value appraisal program.

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Forests. Parks and Recreation
9:30 AM

H.218 - An act relating to the sale of unpasteurized raw milk

Walk-through of bill

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H.434 - An act relating to establishing the Agricultural Innovation Board

  • Kanika Gandhi, Agrichemical Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Rural Vermont and NOFA-VT

Joint Hearing with House Agriculture and Forestry Committee

  • Cat Buxton, Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition
  • - Chris, West Crescent Farm
  • Caroline Gordon, Legislative Director, Rural Vermont
  • Maddie Kempner, Policy Director, NOFA VT
  • Shawn Lenihan, Kismet Farm
  • Stephen Leslie, Owner, Cedar Mountain Farm and Cobb Hill Cheese
  • Rose Thackeray, Union Brook Farm
  • Emily Virzi, Union Brook Farm
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, April 15, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.434 - An act relating to establishing the Agricultural Innovation Board

  • Kanika Gandhi, Agrichemical Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
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H.420 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, April 16, 2021
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.421 - An act relating to animal cruelty investigation response and training

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:15 AM

Committee Adjourns

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

15 minutes after Floor adjourns

H.434 - An act relating to establishing the Agricultural Innovation Board

possible vote

  • Jackie Folsom, Lobbyist, Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Biotechnology Innovation Org, National Animal Supplement Council, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns


Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.434 - An act relating to establishing the Agricultural Innovation Board

  • Kanika Gandhi, Agrichemical Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

H.420 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Agricultural Finance

  • Lindsay Kurrle, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, April 22, 2021
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Working Lands Enterprise Board

Enterprise Finance Options
Joint Hearing with House Agriculture and Forestry
Livestream here

  • Will Belongia, Vermont Community Loan Fund
  • Eric DeLuca, Enterprise Financing Options Committee Chair, Working Lands Enterprise Board
  • Lane Fury, Cooperative Fund of New England
  • Sarah Isham, Director of Agricultural Lending, Vermont Economic Development Authority
  • Dave Lane, Senior Vice President, Yankee Farm Credit
  • Joel Moyer, Fair Food Fund
  • Benneth Phelps, Dirt Capital Partners
  • Michael Philipp, Regenerative Food Network
  • Jon Ramsey, Executive Director, Center for an Agricultural Economy
  • Siobhan Smith, Vermont Land Trust
  • Janice St. Onge, President, Flexible Capital Fund
  • Janice St.Onge, President, Flexible Capital Fund
  • Gaye Symington, Executive Director, High Meadows Fund
  • Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
10:30 AM

Break

10:40 AM

H.434 - An act relating to establishing the Agricultural Innovation Board

Committee vote

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:00 AM

H.421 - An act relating to animal cruelty investigation response and training

  • Jessica Danyow, Chair, Animal Cruelty Investigation Advisory Board
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Mary McFaun, Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs
  • Stacey Ober, Legislative Analyst & Community Outreach, New England Region, American Kennel Club
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, April 23, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.421 - An act relating to animal cruelty investigation response and training

  • Jessica Danyow, Chair, Animal Cruelty Investigation Advisory Board
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Mary McFaun, Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs
  • Stacey Ober, Legislative Analyst & Community Outreach, New England Region, American Kennel Club
9:20 AM

H.420 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:15 AM

Committee Adjourns

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

15 minutes after Floor adjourns

H.420 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

  • Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Kristin Haas, State Vet, Director, Food Safety, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
12:00 PM

Committee Adjourns


Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.420 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

  • Caroline Gordon, Legislative Director, Rural Vermont
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tim Smith, Executive Director, Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation & the Regional Development Corporation
10:30 AM

Committee Adjourns

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, April 29, 2021
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, April 30, 2021
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.420 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

  • Julie Boisvert, Meat Inspection Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Steven Collier, General Counsel, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Kristin Haas, State Vet, Director, Food Safety, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Katherine McNamara, Assistant State Veterinarian, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:30 AM

Committee Adjourns

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.420 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:45 AM

Committee Adjourns

10:00 AM

Senate Floor


Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor


Thursday, May 6, 2021
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.102 - An act relating to the regulation of agricultural inputs for farming

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:45 AM

Committee Adjourns

10:00 AM

Senate Floor


Friday, May 7, 2021
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.434 - An act relating to establishing the Agricultural Innovation Board

House Amendment

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:00 AM

Senate Floor


Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor


Thursday, May 13, 2021
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10:00 AM

Senate Floor


Friday, May 14, 2021
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10:00 AM

Senate Floor