Livestock Advisory Task Force
Active dates:November 2003- 2005?
Governor Tim Pawlenty
Function: The Task Force will look at ways in which Minnesota can sustain and develop animal agriculture in Minnesota. The Governors Livestock Task Force will develop a report to the legislature outlining their findings in the near future.
Task force members met throughout the winter and spring of 2004, listening to presentations from local government officials, agricultural officials from other states, university officials and others. These presentations and the task force discussions that followed were designed to gather information and perspectives about the status of Minnesota’s animal agriculture industry and about potential initiatives to improve its long-term prospects. The result is the list of recommendations in their June, 2004 report. In addition to the recommendations for Governor Pawlenty, the report provides background information about Minnesota’s animal agriculture industry and the economic and social trends driving its continuing evolution. See "Report on the competitiveness of Minnesota’s animal agriculture industry" (Legislative Library catalog: HD9410.M6 P53 2004).
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
14 members, including representatives from the state’s livestock industry, as well as agricultural finance, producer organizations, academia, and state government.
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