Connecticut Based Monthly Meeting of the Northeast Dairy Compact Commission
Will be Held August 8 in Mysti
Immediate ReleaseContact: Daniel
August 2, 2001Executive
VT – Congressman Robert Simmons and Lieutenant Governor M. Jodi Rell will
speak at the first Connecticut based monthly meeting of the Northeast Dairy
Compact Commission in Mystic on August 8.
is an honor to have Connecticut hosting a meeting of the entire Northeast
Dairy Compact Commission for the first time in the Compact’s history,”
said Commission Chair Mae Schmidle, a Connecticut resident. “We certainly
look forward to hearing from so many Connecticut farmers, environmentalists
and elected officials.”
with Vermont in April, the Commission has been traveling to the six New
England states for its monthly meetings, with each meeting focusing specifically
on issues relating to the host state.
Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact is one of the best things to come down
the pike in a long time,” said Commissioner Shirley Ferris. “It’s good
for consumers, producers and farmers. Consumers benefit from the aesthetics
of a working landscape and economically from stabilized prices. Farmers
benefit from a stabilized income and processors continue to receive a local,
fresh supply of quality milk.”
at 10 a.m., the meeting will include presentations by Erica Fearn, executive
director of the Connecticut Farm Bureau, Linda Bowers of the Nature Conservancy
and State Representative Jessie Stratton, co-chair of the Environmental
Compact has provided farmers with forums and farm dollars for the marketplace,”
said Commissioner Robert Jaquier, who is also a Connecticut farmer.
contributions to the success of the Northeast Dairy Compact, the Commission
will recognize State Representative John Mordasky, John R. H. Blum, Former
Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and Former State
Representative Jack Tiffany.
three recipients of the Compact Commission’s 2001 Recognition Awards did
an enormous amount to assure the original success of the Compact,” said
Daniel Smith, Executive Director of the Commission. “Connecticut, with
its large number of consumers coupled with over 200 dairy farms and several
processors serves as a microcosm of the entire Compact region. I look forward
to attending the first meeting in the state, and hearing about the impact
of the Compact from a variety of perspectives.”
The August 8 meeting will be held at the Best Western Sovereign Hotel
in Mystic, Connecticut from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.