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Agriculture Advisory Board

Natural Resource Lands

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

Kimberly Adams, Planning & Development Services Administrative Coordinator
1800 Continental Place
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 416-1338

The next meeting will be on to January 11th at 6 pm
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Schedule, Minutes and Agendas

farmlandThe 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.

Nels Lagerlund District 1 appointment
Steve Wright District 1 appointment
Kraig Knutzen (Vice Chair) District 1 appointment
Michael Trafton District 1 appointment
Michael Hughes (Chair) District 2 appointment
Rachael Ward Sparwasser District 2 appointment
John Morrison District 2 appointment
Justin Hayton District 2 appointment
Terry Sapp District 3 appointment
Murray Benjamin District 3 appointment
Tim Van Hofwegen District 3 appointment
Steve Omdal District 3 appointment

The Agriculture Advisory Board (AAB) is comprised of a 12 member County Commissioner appointed board as set forth in Resolution R20020134.

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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