CT Farm Wine Development Council
2017 Meeting Schedule
Meetings begin at 10am at 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT. Meeting times and locations are subject to change. Please check the agenda for actual time and location .
February 9, 2017 | May 11, 2017 | July 13, 2017 | December 7, 2017
2017 Meeting Minutes and Agendas
The February 9, 2017 meeting of the Council has been cancelled.
2016 Meeting Minutes and Agendas
Passport Working Group: September 14, 2016 Meeting has been cancelled.
Special Meeting: Special Meeting for March 8, 2016 is cancelled. No quorum was reached.
2014 and 2015 Meeting Minutes and Agendas:
Meeting Minutes and Agendas from Previous Years
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Compiled by Albu Consulting, Prior to 2005
Sec. 22-26c. Connecticut Farm Wine Development Council. (a) There shall be a Connecticut Farm Wine Development Council which shall be within the Department of Agriculture for administrative purposes only. Said council shall consist of thirteen members as follows: The Commissioners of Agriculture and Economic and Community Development, the dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources of The University of Connecticut and the directors of the Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, or their respective designees; and eight members engaged in the wine production industry in this state, appointed as follows: Two members appointed by the Governor, and one member each appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the majority and minority leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate. (b) The term of one of the initial appointments from the wine production industry shall expire on the last day of July, 1988, the terms of two shall expire on the last day of July, 1989, and the terms of two shall expire on the last day of July, 1990. On or before the first day of July, 1987, and annually thereafter, the commissioner shall appoint members to succeed the members whose term expires. Said members shall serve a term of four years. The commissioner shall fill any vacancy by appointment for the unexpired portion of the term vacated.
(c) Members of the council shall not be compensated for their services but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. No member shall serve for more than four consecutive terms. A majority of the council shall constitute a quorum.
(d) The Commissioner of Agriculture shall be the chairman of the council.
(e) The council may receive funds from any source and expend such funds as may be necessary to carry out its duties. The council may seek funding and provide financial support to organizations for activities concerned with wine production and related products.
Sec. 22-26d. Purposes. The purposes of the council are to promote state wines and related products by (1) engaging in activities to maintain current markets and create new and foreign markets; (2) advising groups on farm wine development, including, but not limited to, the Department of Agriculture, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources of The University of Connecticut, The University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension Service, the Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station; (3) educating and informing the public, governmental agencies and the farm wine industry on the use and value of state wine and related products and (4) recommending research projects on wine, wine grape culture and utilization of wine and related products and disseminating the results of such research to the academic community, wine industry and the public.