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06 July 2011

Holsman: Committee on Urban Agriculture Monday July 11th

Representative Jason Holsman's Joint Committee on Urban Agriculture will hold its first informational hearing on Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Pierson Auditorium on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus.

The General Assembly authorized the creation of the committee with passage of Senate Bill 356 earlier this year. The committee will investigate trends in urban agriculture, including vertical farming, urban farm cooperatives and sustainable living communities and evaluate existing services, resources and capacity for such urban farming and the impact on local communities. The committee will use this information as the basis for future legislation.

The informational hearing will provide a forum for investigation and exploration of these urban agricultural issues with testimony from various advocacy groups, professional urban farmers, and at large members of the agriculture community.

What: Joint Committee on Urban Agriculture Committee hearing

When: Monday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Pierson Auditorium
      5000 Rockhill Road, Kansas City

Contact information for the hearing

For additional information on the Joint Committee on Urban Agriculture's informational hearing at UMKC please contact:

Representaitve Holsman's Office
Dan Bryar
Legislative Assistant
(573) 751-6607

UMKC Contact
Troy Lillebo
Director of External Affairs
(816) 235-6585

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