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 20-21, 2019

ACTION: As requested

Register Form – Click here

Tentative Schedule – Click Here

The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) quarterly meetings:
Dates – February 20-21, 2019
Location – Renaissance Airport Hotel, St. Louis, MO

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, followed by a special program at 12:30 pm.
  4. The off-site event will be a wine tasting event at the hotel just for MACA Members.  Cost will be determined in the near future but will include wine and dinner.  It should be a fun time.  As President Paul Edsten says, “Join us for good food, good conversation and learn a little about some different wines.”
  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 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.  Or you can click on this link to reserve your room on line. Book your group rate for Mid America Croplife Association (Includes Comp Parking)
  8. The room rate is $200 and includes the $75 meeting fee.  The room block is open thru January 29, 2019.
  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 February 12, 2019 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 20, 2019 – Committee Meetings

8:30am – 3:45pm
9:00am – Noon
Distribution & Environment (D&E) Committee
9:30am – Noon
Executive Committee
Noon – 1:30pm
1:45pm – 4:45pm Annual Meeting Committee
1:45pm – 4:45pm Distribution & Environment (D&E) Committee
1:45pm – 4:45pm Industry Communications and C.A.N. Steering Committee
1:45pm – 4:45pm Production & Environmental Stewardship (PES) Committee
5:00pm – 9:00pm On-Site event – Wine Tasting

Thursday, February 21, 2019 – Board Meeting

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

A. Call to Order & Introductions – Paul Edsten, President

B. Review of “Antitrust & Fair Trade Practice Guidelines” – Paul Edsten, President

  • Barbara Dunn O’Neal – Legal Counsel

C. Secretary’s Report – Rick Welder, Secretary

D. Treasurer’s Report – Rick Welder, Treasurer

E. Committee Reports

  • Executive Committee – Tim Riley, Vice Chair
  • Annual Meeting Committee – Don Bradley, Chair
  • Distribution & Environment Committee – Lindsey Jackson, Chair
  • Production & Environmental Stewardship Committee – Matt Lawrence, Chair
  • Industry Communications Committee – Susan Macy, Chair
  • Membership Update – Rick Welder
    • Membership application(s) –
  • Young Leader Scholarship Program – Jaime Yanes & 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 – Tim Riley, Chair

I. New Business

  • Next Meeting – June 6, 2019

J. Adjourn