YCCGA Meeting Minutes June 8, 2016

YCCGA Meeting Minutes June 8, 2016

York County Corn Growers Association

Meeting Minutes June 8, 2016

  1. Bryan Mason graciously taking over as treasurer gave report.
  2. Rick Gruber gave State Directors report including –
    1. Laura Lundeen is State Intern
    2. New joint committee structure with Corn Board & Corn Growers. A grower can be on a committee w/o being on the board. The committees will include – Grower Services, Gov’t Relations, Research & Stewardship, Market Development.
    3. July 28 is the NeCGA Golf Tourney in York
    4. June 11 is the Ethanol Night at the Races in McCool.
  3. Dennis Scamehorn is on the State Market Development Committee
  4. Lisa Hurley YCDC Director discussed their activities which include –
    1. Implementing an improved marketing plan
    2. Improved Website which earned a national economic award
    3. Shared concern of matching workers to jobs, very low unemployment in York County.
    4. Need for 500+ housing units
    5. Hosted Job Fair – had 200+ job seekers
    6. Meeting Educational needs w/ SECC partnership at Holthus Center
    7. Pellet Technology – made a $30M investment with 28 jobs to start – worked on this project for 3 years
    8. Working on Livestock Friendly status
    9. Abengoa – Trying to sell – all or part of co. about 60 workers still employed at York
    10. Working on Hwy 81 Expressway – needed as 40% of York workforce lives out of county
  5. Morgan Wrich – Talked about –
    1. Ethanol Night at JMS June 11, Opens at 5 PM Races start at 7.
    2. Golf Outing
    3. Motion by Dave Dickerson, 2nd by Kim Shepherd to fund $750 total, $250 for Meal Sponsor & $500 for Golf team, Kim will lead
  6. Corn Growers plot is at Makovickas, east of town. 6 companies entered, but looking to improve attendance. May not have tour.
  7. Discussed York County Fair Aug 4-7. Plan on having booth like past years. Chris Ziegler & Rick Gruber will line up.
  8. Yorkfest Parade is Sep. 10 – Bryan will pull new rolling cart & get candy to pass out.
  9. Annual banquet was set for Thu Nov 17
  10. NeCGA Annual Banquet Dec 1 at Innovation Campus, Ronnie Green will speak.
  11. Callathon Review – Clark Pickrel won license plate. Corn Growers have enough orders to go forward with Corn License Plate.
  12. Brandon Obermeier is recipient of the County Scholarship Award
  13. Dave D. moved & Rick G. 2nd to sponsor the trophy and awards for the York County Fair. The amount is being looked up and will match the 2015 contribution.
  14. Dave presented his corn price forecast.

Respectfully Submitted,
Dan Stork

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