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

FROM: Bonnie McCarvel, Executive Director

DATE: April 2, 2017

RE: Quarterly Meetings – June 14-15, 2017

ACTION: As requested

Register Form – Click here

Tentative Schedule – Click Here

The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) quarterly meetings will be held June 14-15 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark – 1 S 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 noon.
  4. A special event is being planned for Wednesday afternoon. We’ll be getting a behind the scenes look at Eckert’s Belleville Farm sustainable farming practices that have been specifically tailored to the unique environment and ecosystem within the region. They are a seventh generation. The cost of the event is $20.00 and covers the transportation. Food and beverage will be at your expense.
  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 $259 and includes the $50 meeting fee. The room block is open thru May 14, 2017.
  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, June 7, 2017 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 14, 2017 – Committee Meetings

8:30am – 3:45pm
9:00am – Noon
Distribution & Environment (D&E) Committee
9:00am – Noon Executive Committee
11:30am – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 3:45pm Annual Meeting Committee
1:30pm – 3:45pm Distribution & Environment (D&E) Committee
1:30pm – 3:45pm Industry Communications and CAN Steering Committee
1:30pm – 3:45pm Production & Environmental Stewardship (PES) Committee
3:50pm – 6:30pm
 Industry tour of Eckert’s Farm at Belleville


Thursday, June 15, 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
  • HAZMAT Video Update – Jackson/McCarvel
  • Production & Environmental Stewardship Committee – Tom Schaefer, Chair
  • Industry Communications Committee – Jay Morris, Chair
    • Membership Update – Rick Welder
    • Young Leader Scholarship Program – Tim Riley
    • 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 – Gunther Kreps, Chair

I. New Business

  • Financial Review
  • Next Meeting – August 4, 2017

J. Adjourn