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Thurston County, Washington

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Community Planning and Economic Development

The Thurston County Board of Commissioners established an Agriculture Advisory Committee in 1978 to advise the Thurston County Commissioners and Planning Commission on public decisions and/or emerging issues that would significantly affect agriculture.

Meetings are third Thursday of each month, from 7 - 9 p.m. except in August and December. Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the Chair. Regular meetings may be canceled by the Chair. See below for past meeting minutes and materials.

Meeting Minutes & Materials

Agenda

Minutes

Agenda

Minutes

Agenda

Minutes

About the Agriculture Committee

Membership

  • The committee is composed of 11 members serving two-year terms.
  • Four members are non-farmers representing rural residents who may be affected by County efforts to protect farmland.
  • Seven members are farmers representing a variety of the agriculture commodities produced in Thurston County and geographic areas of the County.
  • Members may appoint alternates to serve during an absence.
  • Ex-Officio members
    • Are appointed by the Board of Commissioners.
    • Are currently staff from the WSU Thurston County Extension offices serving Thurston County, and the Thurston Conservation District.
    • Participate as other appointed members in discussions and may designate alternates to serve during an absence.

Agriculture Committee Duties

  • Reviews local, state, or federal programs identified by staff that could affect Thurston County agriculture.
  • Conducts regular review or evaluation of County efforts to protect and support agriculture.
  • Considers and recommends new initiatives.
  • Works closely with Washington State University Extension (WSU) and other groups in support of agriculture.