The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) was tasked earlier this year by the Indiana General Assembly to conduct a summer study on the sale of raw milk in the state. BOAH dairy division director Terry Philibeck says they wanted to find a way for every Hoosier to participate. Because attending public hearings can be a challenge they decided to host a “virtual” public hearing to gather input. BOAH will launch the Virtual Public Hearing on its website June 1, 2012 and it will remain open until September 1, 2012.
Residents of Indiana are encouraged to visit the website and comment on the sale of raw milk as well as make suggestions for potential change to Indiana law. To submit comment – contact information must be provided, in case follow-up is needed. The feedback will be collected and a report will be released December 1, 2012.
The report will serve as a reference document for members of the 2013 legislature.
To comment – click HERE. Those without internet capabilities are welcome to submit comments by U.S. Mail to BOAH at Discovery Hall, Suite 100; 1202 E. 38th Street; Indianapolis, IN 46205-2898; Attn: Raw Milk Comments.