In yet another example of not playing well together, the Carroll County Delegation and the Carroll County Commissioners are on divergent paths in trying to find a way forward for the county farm.
It may be a moot point since the delegation cut $90K out of the budget and the farm will probably not have the funds to continue past this coming August.
Does the farm make money of lose money? There doesn't seem to be a clear answer
A Delegation subcommittee, chaired by one the most vocal opponents to funding the county farm, Rep. Glenn Cordelli, seeks to turn the farm over to the University of NH Cooperative Extension to create an agricultural learning center. The first meeting was held this past Saturday.
The Commissioners are holding their own meeting this morning with the H.P. Kendall Foundation out of Boston to look at options for the farm.
The goal of the Kendall Foundation is "to create a resilient and healthy food system in New England that increases the production and consumption of local, sustainably produced food."
The Kendall Foundation does not review unsolicited grant applications, only invited ones, so the presence of Andy Kendall, the executive director at today's meeting, may mean that some grant funding may be a possibility.
Two paths are underway, but the Commissioners are the decision makers in this process, not the Delegation. As Yogi Berra once said, " When you come to a fork in the road, take it." Seems like the Commissioners and Delegation have each done just that.