Board Meeting


Registration Form – Click here

Tentative Schedule – Click Here


Dates – November 5-7, 2019
Location –
The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) quarterly meetings will be held at:
Renaissance Airport Hotel
9801 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63134

To participate please do the following:

1. EVENTS: Register for the respective meeting(s) that you plan to attend as there are four different events scheduled as followed

2. HOTEL – book your group rate for MACA by clicking here.  The rate is $225/night plus tax.  Complimentary parking included and airport shuttle available.  Cutoff date is Monday, October 14, 2019.

See you in St. Louis! Please register below.



Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – Sustainability Forum

12:30pm – 5:30pm
Sustainability – What Can We Do
Keynote – ‘Food System Security – Feeding the World ‘
Cybersecurity in Precision Ag/Technology

  • Mike Matson, FBI Louisville (Invited)
Ag Plastics

  • J. Mark Hudson, ACRC
4:15pm The Future of Transportation Infrastructure

  • J. Chris Klenklen, MO Dept. of Agriculture
  • Cheryl Ball, JD, MO Dept. of Transportation
5:30pm Reception
6:30pm Dinner
Food vs. Ag

  • Joe Kelsay, Food Chain CoNNEXT, Corteva Agriscience


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – Sustainability Forum/ and Committee Meetings
Breakfast on your own
9:00am What Does Sustainability Mean to Consumers vs. Everyone Else?
9:45am Break
10:00am Sustainability in Conventional Farming

  • Matt Carstens, Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN
11:00am State Actions

  • Ben Wicker, IN Agriculture Nutrient Alliance
  • Randy Stookey, KARA
Noon Lunch & Table Discussion
1:15pm Wrap-up
1:15pm – 1:30pm First Time Attendees Welcome
1:45pm – 5:00pm Annual Meeting Committee
1:45pm – 5:00pm Industry Communications –  C.A.N. & YLSP
1:45pm – 5:00pm Production & Environmental Stewardship (PES) Committee
6:00pm – 9:00pm MACA event – TBD


Thursday, November 7, 2019 – Board Meeting

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

A. Call to Order & Introductions – Tim Riley, President

B. Review of “Antitrust & Fair Trade Practice Guidelines” – Tim Riley, President

  • Barbara Dunn O’Neal – Legal Counsel

C. Secretary’s Report – Greg Welsh, Secretary

D. Treasurer’s Report – Greg Welsh, Treasurer

E. Committee Reports

  • Executive Committee – Lindsey Jackson, Vice Chair
  • Annual Meeting Committee
  • Distribution & Environment Committee
  • Production & Environmental Stewardship Committee
  • Industry Communications Committee
    Membership Update –
    Membership application(s) –
    Young Leader Scholarship Program
    CropLife Ambassador Network (C.A.N.) – Michelle Kilper, Coordinator
  • Membership Update –
  • Young Leader Scholarship Program – Jaime Yanes & Rodney Schmidt
  • CropLife Ambassador Network (CAN) – Michelle Kilper, Coordinator

F. State Association Update

G. Executive Director Update – Bonnie McCarvel

H. Old Business

  • Long Range Plan – Lindsey Jackson, Chair

I. New Business

  • Select CPA
  • Goals/Budget
  • Set meeting dates for 2020
  • Next Meeting – November 7, 2019

J. Adjourn