13 Apr KGFA Holds 2020 Annual Meeting
Due to cancellation of the in-person 2020 Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA) annual meeting over concerns with the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), KGFA held its 2020 annual meeting via conference call on April 13 at 9:00 a.m. CST.
Chairwoman Deb Miller (Stockton Farmers Union Mercantile and Shipping Association), Nominating Committee Chair and Immediate Past Chairman Glen Hofbauer (The Scoular Company) and President and CEO Ron Seeber administered the KGFA annual business meeting obligations and provided KGFA’s annual ‘State of the Association’ report.
Minutes from the meeting are below.
KGFA Annual Meeting Minutes
Monday, April 13, 2020
Topeka, Kansas (via conference call)
Chairperson Deb Miller called the 124th KGFA Annual Meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. (cst).
The KGFA annual meeting was held via conference call following an Executive Order by Governor Laura Kelly requiring Kansas residents to “stay at home,” and prohibiting groups of 10 or more people, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.
KGFA staff provided notice of the annual meeting conference call to all KGFA members, including appropriate call-in information, via electronic mail, on Monday, April 6, 2020.
Miller declared a quorum of the members participating in the meeting as required by the KGFA bylaws.
Miller requested a nominating report from Immediate Past Chairman Glen Hofbauer. Hofbauer presented the nominating report and slate of candidates. The following were nominated for election to the KGFA Board of Directors for 2020:
1. Ted Behring, Farmers Cooperative Equity, Isabel, KS
2. James Jirak, Valley Coop, Winfield, KS
3. Doug Biswell, Jackson Farmers Inc., Holton, KS
Miller asked Seeber if there were any additional nominations, pursuant to the bylaws. There being none, a motion was made and seconded to approve the candidates, as presented. Motion passed.
Miller asked if there was any new or old business to be discussed. There being none, a motion was made and seconded to conclude the business portion of the annual meeting. Motion passed.
Miller gave a report on the association’s activities in 2019, including member services, the association expo, and other programs.
KGFA President Ron Seeber thanked KGFA sponsors, reviewed the membership status of the association, gave a financial report, and provided an overview of KGFA activities concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.
The annual meeting was adjourned at 9:20 am.
President/CEO Kansas Grain and Feed Association