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USDA Helps NH State Department of Agriculture Celebrate Its 100th Anniversary

October 22, 2013
Concord, NH

Partners and businesses, including the USDA NRCS and FSA, joined together to celebrate the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture's 100th Anniversary.  There were agricultural exhibits and demonstrations, an agriculture history presentation, remarks by Governor Hassan and Agriculture Commissioner Merrill, and an open house at the NH Dept. of Agriculture Office (across the street from the State House). The event gave visitors the opportunity to learn about New Hampshire’s rich agricultural history and connect with many agricultural organizations and agencies throughout the day.

100th Anniversary Logo Rick Gov and Jay  
  NRCS State Conservationist Rick Ellsmore, Governor Maggie Hassan, and FSA Director Jay Phinizy.  Commissioner Lorraine Merrill is in the background.  
 Governor Hassan  USDA Booth  
 Governor Maggie Hassan  Executive Assistant Shari Cohen hands out NRCS literature and answers questions  
 Tent and State House Dome  Commissioner  
The USDA tent and the NH State Capitol New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Foods Commissioner Lorraine Merrill talks with event attendees