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AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY BOARD

"Honoring our past, sustaining our future, where Skagit farms are the pride of the community."

Kathy Jewell
Administrative Coordinator
1800 Continental Place
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 416-1338 office
kathyj@co.skagit.wa.us


Next Meeting:
September 13, 2017 at 7 pm at 1800 Continental Place.

Minutes and Agendas

The Purpose:
The AAB shall make recommendations to the County Commissioners and the County Administrator on agricultural plans, policies, and programs concerning: a) existing and proposed legislation and regulations affecting agriculture; b) land uses as they impact agriculture; c) ways to maintain, enhance, and promote agriculture and agricultural products in the region; and d) any other agricultural issues as requested by the County Commissioners and/or consistent with the County's Comprehensive Plan.

Meetings are the second Wednesday of the month and are located at 1800 Continental Place from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. during summer months (June-September) and 6:00- 8:00 p.m. during winter months (October- May) unless posted otherwise. The public is always welcome.


SKAGIT COUNTY AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY BOARD
Nels Lagerlund (Chair) nels.o@hotmail.com District 1 appointment
Sloan Johnson sloanj@co.skagit.wa.us District 1 appointment
Kraig Knutzen Kraig@knutzenfarms.com District 1 appointment
Barbara Cleave nolagranola@hotmail.com District 1 appointment
Steve Bertelsen sbertel755@aol.com District 2 appointment
Scott Hanseth SHanseth@Washingtontractor.com District 2 appointment
Michael Hughes (Vice Chair) mthughes27@gmail.com District 2 appointment
Greg Lee Kimlee70@netzero.net District 2 appointment
Terry Sapp tfsapp@gmail.com District 3 appointment
Murray Benjamin benjaminfarms@wildblue.net District 3 appointment
Tim Van Hofwegen Tim.vanhofwegen@northwestfcs.com District 3 appointment
Steve Omdal steve@portofskagit.com District 3 appointment

The Agriculture Advisory Board (AAB) is comprised of a 12 member County Commissioner appointed board as set forth in Resolution 820020134.

The members serve a three year term that can be reappointed and the terms are staggered to ensure a consistency on the committee. Each Commissioner has four appointments
Current subcommittees are working on the following issues:

1. Flooding as it affects ag lands
2. Drainage and Irrigation
3. Critical Areas Ordinance and Agriculture related buffers
4. Ag land conversions
5. Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code updates

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