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Agriculture Resource Committee

Posted on: December 27, 2019

Minutes from 7/16/19

Committee Members Present:

Learner Limbach, Charlie Behnke, Caitlin Herlihy Lek, Steve Bernheim, Sam Dillingham, Steph Coffey, Meike Meissner, Sara Benson, Winnie Adams, and Mike Ramsey

Faith Van De Putte- coordinator- present


July 16, 2019, 4-5 pm

Via Zoom from the Lopez and Orcas Libraries and WSU SJC Ext in FH 

 Call to Order – Welcome, Check-in                                         

 Introductions were made of those present.

Public Comment    (none)                                                                

Agenda Review  … motion to adopt agenda, second, pass.                                                                                     

Adopt Minutes from 4/16/19, 5/21/19

 Sam made motion to adopt minutes, seconded by steve, m/s/p                                                                               


●     Agricultural Organization Retreat-ARC and others are reviewing and following up on survey results from small group meetings on Housing, Conserving Land, and Economic Viability from the Ag Retreat.

● Committee is looking to amplify the ARC messages through social media. ARC website has few visits. Social media may be  a more productive form of communication and research for ARC.

●     Plan for the Fair

○     Farmer Coffee

○      County Stats reporting

○     Photo Booth

○     Steph and Steve volunteer to attend, with others to be recruited.


 Discussion of Goal and Policies, review individually and comments, consensus that current draft could be presented to county council but that further revisions could be made subject to time and opportunity for further discussion … Caitlin moved, Steve seconded, “Motion to deliver current working draft of ARC recommendation to add a new section 2.2M Agriculture to the Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan to County Council if needed prior to ARC’s further revision.” M/s/p.

Motion to Adjourn , m/s/p     

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