President Ryan Forde called the meeting to order, present were Steve Lehenbauer, Matt Watts, Darin Sabers, Tim Groener, Kristi Browning, Sandy Perrin, Gina Albaugh. The minutes of the August 13, 2020 meeting were reviewed, Steve made a motion to approve with Gina seconding, motion passed. Steve lead the discussion and review of the Finance report for August 2020. There was more money brought in on the golf tournament. Steve made the motion to approve with Sandy second, motion carried.
The board reviewed and discussed the Short Course Scholarship application submitted, Matt made the motion to approve with Steve second, unanimously approved. Gina reported membership renewal numbers. We should know soon on if the Specialty Crop Block Grant has gotten funded. It was decided to keep with the complete board monthly meetings, using the committee structure only when needed.
Kristi gave the Education update - A motion was made by Steve that any student signing up for a membership would get a free CPP manual, Sandy second. Motion approved. Fall Tour registration is 38 people, board duties and schedules were discussed. It was decided to send out a poll to members, speakers and vendors on whether to hold Expo 2021 due to Covid restrictions. Tim & Steve updated the board on the Billings Chapter golf tournament and that $2,700.00 was raised to help with Darin Spooners medical expenses.