Agricultural Advisory Board
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Larimer County Extension Office
1525 Blue Spruce Drive, Fort Collins
I. Call to Order and Welcoming of new members—John Rankin
II. Consideration of Minutes from the September 11, 2013 Meeting—John Rankin
III. Election of 2014 Officers—John Rankin
IV. Commissioner Lew Gaiter
V. Regrouping and Discussion of 2014 AAB vision and key objectives—2014 Chairperson
¾ Round table asking these questions:
· Brief self-introduction with personal background (all members)
· What Ag issues concern you?
· How do you think the Board can best fulfill its purpose?
· What would you like included in the board meetings?
¾ Decision if key objectives still appropriate and correct (Public Education & Outreach, Agricultural Land Preservation and Stewardship, Water Availability, Legislative and Public Policy)
¾ Self assignment to committees
VI. Meet as Committees to draft 2014 work plan
¾ Elect committee chair
¾ Determine action plan for 2014
¾ Member assignments
¾ Wrap up by each Committee Chair reporting out to the group the major 2014 action plans
VII. Brief discussion to determine desire of an annual report to the Board of County Commissioners—Brenda Gimeson, Larimer County
VIII. Presentation/Recommendation for proposed 1041 regulations for water projects—Karin Madson and Rob Helmick, Larimer County
IX. Old/New Business and Open Discussion—2014 Chairperson
a. Next regular meeting: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 12:30 p.m. at Extension Office
b. Suggested meeting topics (History of Poudre River Presentation by CSU?, County regulations that affect agriculture and ag tourism?, others?)
c. As provided by the group
XI. If time allows, Group picture (to be used on web site, etc)—Brenda Gimeson