Carroll County Land Advisory Committee Meeting | May 14, 2018

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Meeting Notes

Carroll County NH Land Advisory Committee meeting from 5/14/18. This committee was formed by the commission to explore uses for the 800+ acres and buildings that constitute the county farm. The Committee met at the County administration building, 95 Water Village Rd, Ossipee and began at 2:00 pm.


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Committee members: Steve Knox, Chair Amanda Bevard (Commissioner member. Susan Gaudet (Wakefield), Dale Drew (Conway), Mark McConkey (Delegation Member), Sandra Brocar (Silver Lake),


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Introductions and overview of committee work:


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NH Agricultural Commissioner Shawn Jasper and his connections to Ossipee area:


0:06:03

Land for good:


0:12:56

Small beginning farmers: Hanover cooperatives; commercial kitchens;


0:15:38

Remmick Farm Museum in Tamworth: Sharing resources;


0:17:04

Carroll County Nursing home annex commercial kitchen;


0:18:31

Carroll County Agricultural Learning Center proposal:


0:20:22

Local farmers markets:


0:25:02

Career Technical Institutes:


0:28:43

Hanover food market:


0:35:43

New Hampshire Egg Producers:


0:37:40

Kendal Foundation consultation:


0:38:37

Public private partnerships:


0:39:31

New Hampshire Farm Bureau:


0:40:54

Slaughter Houses and federal regulations:


0:45:04

Poultry processing:


0:46:36

State inspections and the USDA:


0:48:30

On farm poultry processing:


0:51:01

The State role in local agriculture:


0:54:21

Food inspections at the State level lessening regulations:


0:58:18

Testing requirements for recipes: Homestead licenses, Commercial licenses.


1:00:42

Barriers to the success of local agriculture:


1:02:23

State approved ingredients:


1:04:37

Licensed pet food manufactures:


1:06:46

Other county farm operational feasibility studies:


1:10:09

Carroll County trails proposal:


1:12:45

NH Association of Counties; Land for Good;


1:15:56

Connecting with area farmers to lease land: GMO; Monsanto; pesticide use; loss of farmland;


1:20:25

Cost of agriculture as it relates to property taxes:


1:22:15

Cost and availability of farm labor:


1:25:05

State and federal labor laws: Workman's compensation:


1:31:00

Farm to plate movement:


1:33:32

Local farm stands: Leasing County land proposal; Small and beginning farmers:


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Online agriculture education opportunities:

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