NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF AGRICULTURE

Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 10:30am
Massachusetts State Exposition Building
The Big E / Eastern States Exposition Grounds
1761 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA

Members of the public please present yourself to Gate #1 and tell the ticket person you are attending the
Board of Agriculture meeting in the Massachusetts Building. A representative from the Department will
arrive to escort you to the meeting. In addition, the day of the Board meeting you can call the Massachusetts
Building for assistance at #413-205-5506.

MEETING AGENDA

1. Start: Call to Order.
2. Attendance.
3. Minutes Summary: The Board will consider for approval the meeting minutes of 08/23/17.
4. Commissioner’s Report & Discussion:
a. 2017 NASDA Annual Meeting Updates.
b. Legislative Updates.

Old Business:
5. H441 Promote the Care & Well-Being of Livestock.
6. H3321 Farm Training in MA.
7. Plant Nutrient Regulations letter.
8. Doodle Poll Results.
9. Ag Board Member’s Bios.

New Business:
10. Ag vs. Ag.
11. Other Business.
12. Date, Time and Location of next meeting.
13. Adjournment.

Board of Agriculture
c/o Department of Agricultural Resources
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114