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

FROM: Bonnie McCarvel, Executive Director

RE: Quarterly Meetings – June 6-7, 2018

ACTION: As requested

Register Form – Click here

Tentative Schedule – Click Here

The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) quarterly meetings:
Dates – June 6-7, 2018
Location – Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark Hotel
#1 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102

To participate please do the following:

  1. Register for the meeting by completing the form below.
  2. The committee meetings will be held Wednesday.
  3. Join the group for lunch starting at 11:30am.
  4. 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.
  5. Please extend a personal invite to someone from your company or someone you know in the industry to attend the MACA meetings on Wednesday.
  6. Two special events are planned for Wednesday, June 6:
    a. Pollinator Educator Forum – from 3-5 pm (bus will depart at 2:15 and return by 6 pm) cost is $25.00
    b. Cardinals Baseball Game – starting at 7:15 pm – cost for the ticket is $100 and includes admission to the game and the MACA suite which will include food and beverages.
  7. Reserve a room at the hotel by calling the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark at 1-800-445-8667 and refer to Mid America CropLife Association or reserve the site online at
  8. The room rate is $269 and includes the $50 meeting fee.  The room block is open until 5:00 pm, May 14, 2018.
  9. 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 5:00 pm June 1, 2018 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, June 6, 2018 – Committee Meetings

8:30am – 3:45pm
8:30am – 11:30am
(D&E) Committee
9:00am – 11:30am
Executive Committee
11:30am – 12:15pm
12:15pm – 2:00pm Annual Meeting Committee
12:15pm – 2:00pm Industry Communications and C.A.N. Steering Committee
12:15pm – 2:00pm Production & Environmental Stewardship (PES) Committee
12:15pm – 2:00pm
D&E Committee
 2:15pm  Bus to Monsanto 
 Pollinator Educational Forum
 5:15pm  Depart for hotel
7:15pm Cardinals vs Marlins Baseball Game

Thursday, June 7, 2018 – Board Meeting

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

A. Call to Order & Introductions – Gunther Kreps, President

B. Review of “Antitrust & Fair Trade Practice Guidelines” – Gunther Kreps, President

  • Barbara Dunn O’Neal – Legal Counsel

C. Secretary’s Report – Tim Riley, Secretary

D. Treasurer’s Report – Tim Riley, Treasurer

E. Committee Reports

  • Executive Committee – Paul Edsten, Vice Chair
  • Annual Meeting Committee – Don Bradley, Chair
  • Distribution & Environment Committee – Lindsey Jackson, Chair
  • Production & Environmental Stewardship Committee – Tom Schaefer, Chair
  • Industry Communications Committee – Rick Welder, Chair
  • Membership Update – Rick Welder
    • Membership application(s) –
  • Young Leader Scholarship Program – Rodney Schmidt
  • CropLife Ambassador Network (CAN) – Michelle Kilper, Coordinator

F. State Association Update – Randy Stookey

G. Executive Director Update – Bonnie McCarvel

H. Old Business

  • Long Range Plan – Paul Edsten, Chair

I. New Business

  • Nominating committee – Matt Ewers, Chair
  • Next Meeting – August 3, 2018 via Conference Call

J. Adjourn