Massachusetts Board of Agriculture Meeting

Thursday, January 18, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Address

101 University Drive, Suite C4, Amherst, MA 01002

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MEETING AGENDA

  1. Start: Call to Order. (9:30am)
  2. Attendance.
  3. Minutes Summary: The Board will consider for approval the meeting minutes of 11/08/17.
  4. Chair’s Remarks.

Old Business:

  1. Board’s Letter Dated November 21st, 2017 (Laura Sapienza-Grabski request). (9:50 – 10:00am)
  2. Reconsider Vote Taken on 11/8 on APR Program (Fred Dabney request). (10:00 – 10:20am)

New Business:

  1. Department Reports. (10:20 – 11:00am)
    1. Update, Plant Nutrient Regulations.
    2. Cannabis/Hemp Updates.
    3. Healthy Incentives Program and General Legislative Updates.
    4. Farmland Advisory Panel and APR Subcommittee.
    5. APR Right-of-First-Refusal History.
  1. Commodity/Industry Updates from Members 2-3Mins Each (Noli Taylor request). (11:00-11:20am)
  2. Neonicatinoids/MDAR’s Position (Michael Smolak). (11:20-11:40am)
  3. Election of a Chairperson. (11:40-11:50am)
  4. Election of a Vice Chairperson. (11:50-12pm)
  5. Other Business. (12 – 12:10pm)
  6. Date, Time and Location of next meeting. (12:10-12:15pm)
    1. 9:30am Start Time, Request for Back to 10am.
    2. March Meeting Location, Lakeville TBD.
    3. Reschedule July 11th, 2018 meeting date.
  7. Adjournment.

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