STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING
ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE FINANCE
Representative Hausman, Chair of Committee on Capital Investment, Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair of Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance and Representative Phyllis Kahn, Chair of Legacy called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, January 15th 2013 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Capital Investment members present:
Ward, J., Vice Chair
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance members present:
Falk, Vice Chair
Committee on Legacy members present:
Lillie, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Introduction of Minnesota Future Farmers of America (FFA) officers:
Shawna Conrad, President
Marjorie Schleper, Vice President.
University of Minnesota scientists presented an update on current science and how it can be the basis for making solid investment decisions. The presenters were:
Dr. Harvey Thorleifson, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota
Dr. Mark Seeley, Dept. of Soil, Water and Climate, University of Minnesota
Dr. Peter Reich, Dept. of Forestry, University of Minnesota
Bonnie Keeler, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
Dr. Nick Jordan, Professor of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota
After the presentation there was a time for questions and answers.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:57 a.m.
Representative Phyllis Kahn, Chair
Krysta Niedernhofer, Committee Legislative Assistant