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Minutes of July 7, 2016

Submitted by jbd on Fri, 07/08/2016 - 21:45

Loudon Agriculture Commission Meeting Minutes July 7, 2016


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


Doug Towle, Carole Soule, Bruce Dawson
Absent: Chris D. Koufos, Cindy Shea

Meeting called to order at 7:23 PM at the home of Doug Towle. The public was invited

Old Business

  1. Minutes from the June 2, 2016 meeting were accepted.
  2. Workshops
    • A check for $500 will be available to Song Away Farm on Wed July 18. A check for $30 for the lost knife will also be available. Results from the workshop survey will be made available to the Board and to the workshop's host. Cindy submitted an article about the workshop to the Loudon Ledger.
    • A Sept workshop is scheduled with the Beginning Farmers chicken trailer training for Sunday Sept 18 from 1-4pm. Workshop will cost $40/participant, $5/assistant and will include a membership fee to the Small and Beginning Farmers Organization. Dennis will be contacted about creating promotional material. Workshop will be held on Doug Towle's property.
    • Doug Towle will schedule a solar workshop to be held at 7:30pm, after our regular meeting on November 3rd 2016.
  3. Website training was held at the end of the meeting.
  4. Grants and fund raising.
    • NH Dept of Ag Mini-grant paperwork has been signed and will be submitted with supporting documentation by Carole Soule
    • Cindy to follow up on Bank of NH grant request
  5. Carole to send a follow up article about the Chicken Workshop.
  6. No Master Plan update
  7. Farm mediations – no new information
  8. A card was signed and will be sent by Kay Doyon to Dot Perkins for her help with the Chicken Processing Workshop.
  9. Kay Doyon suggested that we hold a “Cow Pie Bingo” at Loudon Old Home Day to raise funds.
  10. Kay Doyon was voted in as an alternate member of the board

Meeting adjorned at 8:30pm