TO:  MACA Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Member Companies, State Associations, Committee Chairs/Vice-Chairs, Consultants, Committee Members

FROM: Bonnie McCarvel, Executive Director

DATE: December 20, 2016

RE: Quarterly Meetings – February 1-2, 2017

ACTION: As requested

Register Form – Click here

Tentative Schedule – Click Here

The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) quarterly meetings will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2017 and Thursday, February 2, 2017, at the Renaissance Airport Hotel, 9801 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63134. Make your plans to participate:

  1. Register for the meeting by completing the form.
  2. The committee meetings will be held Wednesday.
  3. Join the group for lunch starting at noon.
  4. A special event is being planned for Wednesday evening. Details will be forthcoming.
  5. The board meeting will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday morning and will conclude by 11:00. Please plan your departures after that time.
  6. Please extend a personal invite to someone from your company or someone you know in the industry to attend the MACA meetings on Wednesday.
  7. Reserve a room at the hotel by clicking here. The room rate is $175 and includes the $50 meeting fee. The room block is open to January 11.
  8. In an effort to control costs, there is a charge of $50 per person to defray meeting costs and is included in your hotel room rate – if you are staying at the hotel. Otherwise MACA will invoice you following the meeting. (Cancellations must be received in writing by noon, January 25 in order to receive a refund. If a person registers, but does not give proper cancellation notice, the person will be billed accordingly.)

See you in St. Louis!



Wednesday, February 1, 2017 – Committee Meetings

8:30am – 4:00pm
9:00am – Noon
Distribution & Environment (D&E) Committee
9:30am – Noon Executive Committee
Noon – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 4:30pm Annual Meeting Committee
10:00am – 4:30pm Crop Production Issues Committee
1:30pm – 4:30pm Distribution & Environment (D&E) Committee
1:30pm – 4:30pm Industry Communications and C.A.N. Steering Committee
1:30pm – 4:30pm
 Regulatory & Environmental Issues Committee
 Off-site event  To Be Determined


Thursday, February 2, 2017 – Board Meeting

7:00am – 7:30am
Breakfast Buffet
7:30am – 11:00am
MACA Board Meeting

A. Call to Order & Introductions – Matt Ewers, President

B. Review of “Antitrust & Fair Trade Practice Guidelines” – Ewers

  • Barbara Dunn O’Neal – Legal Counsel

C. Secretary’s Report – Paul Edsten, Secretary

D. Treasurer’s Report – Paul Edsten, Treasurer

E. Committee Reports

  • Executive Committee – Gunther Kreps, Vice Chair
  • Annual Meeting Committee – Don Bradley, Chair
  • Distribution & Environment Committee – Lindsey Jackson, Chair
  • Crop Production Issues Committee – Tom Schaefer, Chair
  • Industry Communications Committee – Jay Morris, Chair
    Membership Application – Green Leaf, Inc.
    CropLife Ambassador Network (CAN) – Michelle Kilper, Coordinator
  • Regulatory & Environmental Issues Committee –

F. State Association Update – Randy Stookey

G. Executive Director Update – Bonnie McCarvel

H. Old Business

  • Long Range Plan – Gunther Kreps, Chair
  • HAZMAT Video Update – Jackson/McCarvel

I. New Business

  • Next Meeting
  • June 15, 2017

J. Adjourn