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County to Hold Brainstorming Session on Sustainable Agriculture

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Supervisor Kyle Richmond, 251-3171


Issued By: Land & Water Resources Department
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MADISON – The Dane County Environment, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee (EANR) will hold a public brainstorming session to develop a county agenda on sustainable agriculture on Tuesday, March 24.

"Despite the county’s quickly growing human population, Dane County is still a leader in agriculture in Wisconsin," said EANR Committee Chair Supervisor Kyle Richmond. "It’s very important that we reinforce our local economy, plan for the future, and to provide a variety of opportunities for county residents to produce, sell and consume food and agricultural products."

The session will be facilitated by Dane County Extension staff, and held at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, at the Lussier Center in Lake Farm Park, 3101 Lake Farm Road, south of the Highways 12 & 18 Beltline, in Madison.

Staff will compile feedback from participants’ discussions and worksheets, and combine that information with feedback received at a previous brainstorming session in December. The goal of the brainstorming sessions is to develop a "short list" of action items for consideration by the Dane County Board and Executive by the autumn of 2009.

"We hope this process will be inclusive and comprehensive," Richmond said, "and at the same time helpful to the County in the short-term."

County Extension staff has created a suggestion/work sheet for meeting participants that can be obtained in advance of the meeting. People who cannot attend in person may submit the sheet by mail to the EANR Committee by April 7.

Members of the public are invited to the meeting. For more information about the meeting, contact the Dane Department of Land and Water Resources at (608) 224-3730.


Sustainable Agriculture Agenda

Minutes from the December 16, 2008 meeting

Worksheet for the March 24th meeting


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