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Cummington Agricultural Commission

Member Title Phone Term Start Term End
Sarah Fournier-Scanlon
Jeanette Horton
Dan Loux
H. Sydney O'Leary
Paul Streeter
Clifford Thayer
Member
Member
Member
Member
Member
Member
634-5451
634-5483
634-2142

634-2238
634-5528
2015
2014
2016
2016
2015
2014
2018
2017
2019
2019
2018
2017

Meeting times: Quarterly or as needed
Term: Appointed by the Selectboard for 3 years
Compensation: None

Mission Statement
The mission of the Cummington Agricultural Commission is to: encourage the pursuit of agriculture in the Town both as a business and as a community resource; promote the protection and preservation of farms and farmland; promote agricultural-based economic opportunities; articulate agriculture-related planning needs; advise other Town Boards on activities pertaining to agricultural lands in Town; and promote the visibuility and vitality of farming in Cummington.

Activities/Actions, Ongoing:
Prepare Right to Farm Bylaw for Town Meeting 2006
Survey of Cummington Agriculture planned for 2006
Creating Stakeholders Database
Investigating Chapter 61A questions at Selectboard's request
Opposed MA Senate Bill 1840 banning exotic animals in fairs and shows