March 2016

Official Notice Of Joint Meeting

SD CORN Utilization Council

SD Corn Growers Association

Board of Directors

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


8:00 AM Executive Committee Meeting

SDCUC – Reno Brueggeman, Justin Davis and Ryan Wagner

SDCGA – Keith Alverson, Troy Knecht and Doug Noem

 8:00 AM New Board of Directors Orientation

or anyone else that would like to attend


SDCUC/SDCGA Board of Directors

8:45 AM

SD Corn Office

 Joint Board Meeting Agenda

 8:45 AM    Meeting called to order

                  Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

Approve financials, agenda, and minutes

Introduction of Board Members

Executive Committee Report

 9:00 AM    Kelly Hepler, Department Secretary for Game, Fish and Parks                

10:00 AM   SDCUC Election of Officers


                  Vice President


 10:15 AM   SDCUC Election of Delegates





                  AG United

10:30 AM   Paul Kostboth, Department of Agriculture Ag Development

11:30 PM   Lunch

12:00 PM   Office Updates:

                  Sustainability Position – Lisa

                  Social Media Position Lisa

                  RVP Update Lisa

                  Pipeline Update Lisa 

South Dakota State Legislative Update – Teddi

                  Sky Force and Summit League – Teddi

                  Travel Policy Discussion Teddi

Conflict of Interest – Teddi

                  Show Plots Teddi

                  Tech School Proposals Teddi

                  SDCGA Hunt Teddi

                  Summer Update Sponsorships Teddi

State Fair/Sioux Empire Fair/Rib Fest/Jazz Fest/Trailer/High School Activities/DakotaFest         

1:15 PM     Board Updates:

PUC Update Keith

National Corn Board Update – Keith

Ethanol Committee – Keith

Research and Business Development – Scott 

USGC Conference – Ryan

Commodity Classic – 

SDCUC – Justin, Reno, Scott and Jeremiah

SDCGA – Keith, Doug, Jim and Troy

                  Conservation Discussion Steve Halverson

1:45 PM     Break  

2:00 PM     NRCS Speaker Bee Grant Discussion

3:00 PM     Ethanol Plant Update Walt Wendland

3:30 PM     Other Business 

4:00 PM     Trip Pre-Approval

ACE Biofuels Beltway March (April 13-14) – Washington, DC

Leadership at It’s Best (Application due date March 25) 

August 8-12, 2016 (Greensboro, NC)

                  March 19-22, 2017 (Washington, DC)

USMEF Board of Directors Meeting (May 25-27) – St. Louis, MO

Governor’s Ag Summit (June 1-2) – Brookings, SD

Corn Congress (July 18-22) – Washington, D.C. 

USGC Delegates Meeting (July 25-27) –  Louisville, KY

 4:15 PM     Motion to approve Expenses

 4:20 PM     Upcoming Calendar of Events        

 4:30 PM     Motion to Adjourn