March 2018

SD Corn Utilization Council & SD Corn Growers Association

Board of Directors

Monday, March 26, 2018

At the SD CORN OFFICE

4712 S. Technopolis Drive, Sioux Falls, SD  57106

 

Hotel rooms being held for the night of March 25 at

Comfort Inn, 3721 W Avera Drive, Sioux Falls

 

New Board members Gary Duffy, John Smith and Grant Rix will have their photo taken at the Corn Office in the morning during the board meeting

 

Executive Committee Meeting

This meeting will take place after the board meeting and will include the new officers elected.

 

 

Meeting Agenda

 

  8:00 AM   I.       Meeting called to order

                            Pledge of Allegiance

                            Approve financials, agenda, and minutes

New Format

 

 8:10 AM    II.      Board Appointments/Reappointments

                          

Growers:

Doug Noem – Reappointment to 3rd term, District 3

 

Council:

Grant Rix – Appoint to District 5

Laron Krause – Reappointment to 2nd term, District 3

 

 

8:20 AM     III.    Election of Officers

Growers and Council:  

                           President

                           Vice-President

                           Secretary/Treasurer

 

 8:30 AM    IV.    SDCUC Audit Discussion 

                 

 8:50 AM    V.      Layout of Financials; 2018-2019 Budget Outlook   

 

 9:20 AM    VI.    Break

 

 9:30 AM    VII.   USMEF – 2018/2019 Proposal – John Hinners

 

10:00 AM   VIII.  USGC – 2018/2019 Proposal – Lyndsey Erb

                                   

10:30 AM   IX.    NCGA – 2018/2019 Proposal – Chris Novak

 

11:00 AM   X.      Break

 

11:10 AM   XI.    Budget Discussions

 

 

*National Programs

  • NCGA
  • USMEF
  • USGC
  • ACE

 

*Promotion and Education

  • Showdown Series
  • Ad Campaign
  • Fair
  • Sponsorships
  • Newsletter
  • Corn Comments
  • New Proposals

 

*Market Development

  • Livestock Development
  • AUSD
  • Precision Ag Building
  • Carbon
  • New Projects

 

*Research

  • SDSU Projects
  • Saline Soil Project
  • New Projects

 

12:30 PM   XII.   Working Lunch

 

 1:00 PM    XIII.  SDCGA Audit Discussion 

                           Motion 990

 

 1:20 PM    XIV.  National Update 

                           Farmbill Working Group members include:

Doug Noem, Keith Alverson, Scott Stahl,

Robert Walsh and Reno Brueggeman

 

 1:30 PM    XV.   Break

 

 1:40 PM    XVI.  Legislative Update 

 

 2:00 PM    XVII. Delegates to National Groups:

 

                           NCGA – 5 Delegates; 1 or 2 Alternates

                           2018 Corn Congress: July 16-19 – Washington, DC

 

2019 Commodity Classic: Feb. 27 – March 2 – Orlando, FL

                          

USGC – 1 Delegate, 1 Alternate

July 30 – Aug. 1 meeting – Denver, CO

February 2019 meeting – TBD

                          

USMEF – 1 Delegate, 1 Alternate

May 30-June 1 Spring Meeting – Dallas, TX

Nov. 6-8 Conference – Long Beach, CA

 

ACE – 1 Delegate, 1 Alternate

                          

AUSD – 1 Delegate, 1 Alternate

 

2:10 PM   XVIII. Trip Pre-Approval

  • ACE Fly-In March 21-22 – Washington, DC
  • USMEF Spring Conference May 30 – June 1 – Dallas, TX
  • Governor’s Ag Summit July 11-12 – Rapid City
  • Corn Congress July 16-19 – Washington, DC
  • USGC Board of Delegates Meeting July 30 – Aug. 1 – Denver, CO
  • Annual ACE Conference Aug 15-17 – Minneapolis, MN

 

 

2:15 PM    XIX.   Staff Updates

  • Annual Meeting wrap-up 
  • Corn Cob Open – June 14, 2018
  • Leadership Academy, Applications due March 30
  • Media and Policy Training (formerly Advanced Leadership Training) Applications due March 30

 

2:40 PM     XX.   Trip Report Questions

 

                  XXI.  Adjourn

 

3:00 PM     Newly elected Executive Committee will now meet.

                  Council – President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer

                  Growers – President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer

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