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 – February 14-15, 2018

ACTION: As requested

Register Form – Click here

Tentative Schedule – Click Here

The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) quarterly meetings:
Dates – February 14-15
Location – Renaissance Airport Hotel
9801 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63134

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 noon,
  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. Reserve a room at the hotel by calling Marriott Reservation at 1-800-468-3571 or 314-429-1100. Be sure and say you are attending the MACA meeting to get into the room block. The room rate is $175 and includes the $50 meeting fee. The room block is until January 23, 2018.
  7. 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 February 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, February 14, 2018 – Committee Meetings

8:30am – 3:45pm
9:00am – Noon
(D&E) Committee
Noon – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 4:30pm Annual Meeting Committee
1:30pm – 4:30pm Industry Communications and C.A.N. Steering Committee
1:30pm – 4:30pm Production & Environmental Stewardship (PES) Committee
1:30pm – 4:30pm
D&E Committee


Thursday, February 15, 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” – Kreps

  • 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

  • Select CPA
  • Set meeting dates for 2018
  • Budget
  • Next Meeting – February June 7, 2018

J. Adjourn