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Oklahoma Wheat Commission Board Meeting Set for Wednesday and Thursday of This Week

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 04:45:12 CDT

Oklahoma Wheat Commission Board Meeting Set for Wednesday and Thursday of This Week Oklahoma Wheat Commission

Board of Director’s Meeting-1:30 P.M. (Note the afternoon starting time!)

Wednesday July 16, 2014

2nd Floor Conference Room
3800 N. Classen Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73118



Please NOTE- there will actually be two meetings this month- the first is Wednesday afternoon and the second will be Thursday morning starting at 9:00 AM at the same location- the Commission is calling it a Special Planning Meeting.



Here are agenda details of the Wednesday meeting



This meeting will be held in compliance with the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act.

1. Welcome and Invocation

2. Discussion and Possible Vote for Reorganization of Wheat Commission Officers:
Chairman
Vice-Chairman
Secretary-Treasurer

3. Discussion and Possible Vote for Chairman’s Appointments of Wheat Commission Board Representatives to:
U.S. Wheat Associates Board of Directors
Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation (OWRF)

4. Consideration and Possible Vote of May Minutes……………………………………………..……..........A

5. Consideration and Possible Vote of May Financial Report ……………………………………………..…B

6. Consideration and Possible Vote of Preliminary June Financial Report…………………………………...C

7. Reports from Other Organizations Represented:

Oklahoma State University (OSU), Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food & Forestry (ODAFF) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Oklahoma Crop Improvement (OCIA), Oklahoma Foundation Seed, USDA/ARS Stillwater Facility, Oklahoma Wheat Growers’ Association (OWGA), Plains Grains, Inc. (PGI), Oklahoma Genetics Inc. (OGI)

8. Report from Oklahoma Wheat Commission’s Executive Director Schulte:


Past Events:
May; OWC District IV Election, Walters, OK; Oklahoma Grain and Feed Pre-Harvest Meeting, Enid, OK; Junior Wheat Show In-Service Day, Stillwater, Oklahoma; Panhandle Field Days, Balko and Hooker, Oklahoma;
June - Wheat Foods Council Fargo, North Dakota; US Wheat Associates Summer Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska; South African Trade Delegation, Oklahoma; (Meetings were scheduled with elevator and industry officials in Northwest and Northern Oklahoma.)
July-Junior Wheat Show In-Service Day, Chickasha Oklahoma; Junior Wheat Show In-Service Day, Okeene, Oklahoma
Upcoming Events:
July -Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association Annual Meeting, Midwest City, OK; Junior Wheat Show Entries and Judging, Stillwater, OK; OK Coop Council Board Retreat, Branson, MO;
August- Northwest Oklahoma Beef Conference, Enid, Oklahoma; Oklahoma Weather and Wheat Symposium, Norman, Oklahoma
September- Septemberfest, Governor’s Mansion, Oklahoma City, OK; “Best of Wheat” Bread Baking Contest, State Fair of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK





9. Consideration and Possible Vote to Contract with Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES)
      for FY’ 14 service level agreement of computer, telephone and data services. See Budget Item-D


10. Consideration and Possible Vote to Contract with Clear Channel Broadcasting for Production Information Outreach to Wheat Producers. See Budget Item-D


11. Consideration and Possible Vote to Contract with Radio Oklahoma Network for Production Information Outreach to Wheat Producers. See Budget Item--D


12. Consideration and Possible Vote to Contract with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture for Elevator Audits. See Budget Item--D


13. Consideration and Possible Vote to Contract with Oklahoma State University to fund the Oklahoma Ag Leadership Program. See Budget Item-D


14. Consideration and Possible Vote to Contract with Whiteside and Associates to fund transportation reports and rail freight analysis for Oklahoma Grain merchandizing mechanisms. See Budget Item-D


15. Consideration and Possible Vote to Contract with Office of Management Enterprise Services (OMES) for
      printing cost on letterhead items, stationary and business cards. See Budget Item -D


16. Consideration and Possible Vote to Contract with USDA/NASS in the Oklahoma City office for wheat
      variety survey to study variety choices producers are making with the Oklahoma wheat industry.
      See Budget Item -D



17. Consideration and Possible Vote of Oklahoma Wheat Growers’ Association’s Contract Proposals:


A. Consideration and Possible Vote for Oklahoma Wheat Commission to fund contract proposal from
Oklahoma Wheat Growers’ Association (OWGA) for OWGA annual convention and trade show.
-See Budget Item D

B. Consideration and Possible Vote for Oklahoma Wheat Commission to Fund Contract Proposal from
Oklahoma Wheat Growers’ Association (OWGA) for OWGA Producer Education Meetings in the state of Oklahoma. - See Budget Item D

C. Consideration and Possible Vote for Oklahoma Wheat Commission to Fund Contract Proposal from
Oklahoma Wheat Growers’ Association (OWGA) for OWGA Wheat Industry Education & Promotion
in the state of Oklahoma. - See Budget Item D


18. Discussion on conducting an Oklahoma Weather Symposium and Wheat Review for the 2014 harvest season in conjunction other commodity groups at the National Weather Center in Norman on August 21, 2014.



19. Consideration and Possible Vote of Actual and Necessary reasonable expenses incurred by Executive
      Director Schulte for the 2014 South African trade delegation.


20. NEW BUSINESS In Accordance With 25 O.S. § 311(9), New Business Will Now Be Heard, If Any.


21. Vote to Adjourn.



The agenda for the Special Planning Session on Thursday Morning, July 17th will include the following items:


This meeting will be held in compliance with the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act.


1. Welcome and Invocation

2. Discussion on Health Insurance Plans and Benefits program for Oklahoma Wheat Commission employees starting in FY 16.

3. Discussion and meeting with Johnny Curran CPA Firm from Enid, Oklahoma.

4. Discussion on Oklahoma Wheat Commission Bylaw proposal plan for implementation in FY 16.

5. Discuss August board meeting time and location.

6. NEW BUSINESS In Accordance With 25 O.S. § 311(9), New Business Will Now Be Heard, If Any.

7. Vote to Adjourn



   



 

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