Agriculture Committee

Regular Meetings


  • 2nd Thursday of every month
  • The public is welcome to attend meetings. You may also contact the Agriculture (Ag) Committee via email for additional meeting information.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View most recent Agendas and Minutes.

Members


  • Steve Verrill, Chair
  • Brian Cramer, Clerk
  • Dudley Goar
  • Emily Wheeler

  • Lise Holdorf
  • Happy Goethert, Associate Member

Background


This Committee consists of 5 residents of the Town appointed by the Select Board each for staggered five-year terms. The membership shall be as follows:
  • 3 members representing farmer interest who are engaged in farming
  • 2 citizens at-large interested in promoting farming
The purpose of the Committee is to provide a forum for the discussion of interest and concern to farmers in Concord and to advise the Select Board concerning how the town can help to support farming in Concord.
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Ag Committee Spring Forum on March 21: ‘Why I’m a Farmer’

The Town of Concord’s Agriculture Committee invites you to hear Concord farmers tell their stories at a free public forum on Tuesday, March 21, 7-9PM, at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center.

Farmers from Barrett’s Mill Farm, Colonial Gardens, Crooked Row Fields, Hutchins Farm, Silferleaf Farm, and more will tell us why they became farmers to start with, and what it’s like to farm in Concord today. Touching past and present as well as glancing ahead, these stories will offer details and insights into the livelihood of some of Concord’s many farmers.

Please join Concord's farming community on the first full day of spring for lively conversation, refreshments, and a chance to learn more about Concord’s many farms and farm businesses.

Save the Date! Saturday, September 9, 10am-2pm

12th annual Ag Day Farmers Market, Concord center

Art and Agriculture: Four Seasons on Concord Farms

The Concord Agriculture Committee and The Umbrella Arts and Environment Program collaborated on this year-long project, which paired 11 artists with 13 Concord farms: Barretts Mill, Brigham, Crooked Row Fields, First Root, Gaining Ground, Hutchins, Kenney, Marshall, Pete & Jen’s, Rotondo, Saltbox, Scimone, and Verrill. The dazzling results were exhibited at The Umbrella Arts Gallery in the fall 2016.
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Artists and farmers gather for the opening of "Art & Agriculture: Four Seasons on Concord Farms" at the Umbrella Arts Gallery. The exhibition is on view until November 13th.