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.
1. Start: Call to Order.
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.
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.
10. Ag vs. Ag.
11. Other Business.
12. Date, Time and Location of next meeting.
Board of Agriculture
c/o Department of Agricultural Resources
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114