When: Monday, July 20th, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Shrewsbury Town Hall, 100 Maple Ave, Shrewsbury, MA, Selectmen’s Room
Town: Shrewsbury

Agenda Items:

  1. Start: Call to Order by Chair Judy Leab, and Introductions.
  2. Welcome Ag Board: The Board will receive introduction packets that include;
    1. Board Member’s Biographies; Hiring Package Checklist.
    2. State Policies: Summary of Conflict of Interest Law; Summary Open Meeting Law; Advisory 13:1;
      Restrictions on Political Activities; Recusals and Disclosures.
    3. Ag Board Applicable Statues and Regulations.
    4. Board By-Laws
      All documents available electronically via DropBox.
  3. Commissioner’s Report.
  4. MA Ag Economic Snapshot and Overview Report.
  5. Consideration and Possible Action on Commissioner’s Candidate for Assistant Commissioner (vote
    required).
  6. FY2016 State Conference Committee Budget.
  7. FY2015 Programs/Grants Budget Reports
  8. Plant Nutrient Management Regulations.
  9. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).
  10. Update, Boston public Market.
  11. Date, Time and Location of next Board meeting.
  12. Adjournment: The Board will officially vote to adjourn the meeting.

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

Dorrie Pizzella, Phone: 617-626-1703
Email: dorrie.pizzella@state.ma.us