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Minutes of August 4, 2016

Submitted by jbd on Mon, 08/22/2016 - 19:46

Chris D Koufos – 2016 President
Doug Towle – 2018 Vice President
Carole Soule – 2017 Secretary
Cindy Shea – 2016 Member
Bruce Dawson – 2017 – Member
Kay Doyon – 2019 - Alternate

Attendees: Doug Towle, Carole Soule, Bruce Dawson, Chris D. Koufos, Cindy Shea, Kay Doyon

Meeting called to order at 7:05 PM

Old Business

  1. Minutes from the July 7, 2016 meeting were accepted.

  2. Workshops

    • September 18, Sunday - Beginning Farmers chicken trailer training for from 1-4pm. Workshop will cost $40/participant, $5/assistants or family members which includes an individual membership fee to the Small and Beginning Farmers Organization. Individuals can upgrade if they choose. If a participant already has a membership they will receive an additional year's membership.

    • A solar workshop with Valdimir Hromis, VH Energy will be held November 3rd 2016 at 6:30pm. The regular Commission meeting will start at 6pm that night. The workshop will be held after the Commission meeting.

      • Cindy will create a notice and Bruce or Cindy will post on the website.

      • Chris will provide refreshments

  3. Grants and fund raising.

    • Bank of NH is not accepting new grant applications. Cindy and Carole will investigate Merrimack County Bank grants and the NEGEF (Grass Roots Environmental Fund) to locate funds for a new Loudon Farm Map.

  4. Cindy will post her Loudon Ledger piece on the Ag Website. Carole will post her Bio Security article on the Ag Website. Carole will create a newsletter and include the two upcoming workshops as well as links to these two articles.

  5. Cow Pie Bingo was discussed and Carole will discuss options with the Old Home Day organizers.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm