Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Gentile to attend agriculture summit in Canada

Linda Gentile
HARTFORD - State Rep. Linda M. Gentile, D-Ansonia, will attend a Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit this weekend in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

As the House Chair of the Environment Committee, Gentile will represent Connecticut at the 12th annual event. 
The LACS provides a non-partisan educational opportunity on agriculture and rural issues for state and provincial officials at no cost to taxpayers thanks to scholarships from the organization awarded to invited legislators.

“As the Chair of the Environment Committee, it is critically important that I know and understand the issues and policies that impact food production, natural resources management and animal rights. This leadership conference is a perfect opportunity for me to meet and learn from legislative and industry leaders from all over the country,” Gentile said. 
  “Educational opportunities such as this provide a framework for developing sound public and economic policies. Agriculture is a billion dollar business and could provide us the opportunity to create jobs and infuse money into our economy.”

     Features over the weekend include sessions on dairy policy, animal welfare and food production.

     The State Agriculture and Rural Leaders group provides an unparalleled opportunity for elected officials with an interest in agriculture to work together, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships. Visit www.sarl.us.

This post is taken from a press release from Gentile's office.

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