President Steve Lehenbauer called the April 2021 meeting to order via conference call at 7am. on April 8th. Present were: Ryan Forde, Matt Watts, Darin Sabers, Tim Groener, Kristi Browning, Laura Lambrecht, Gina Albaugh, Frank Etzler, Carson Thomas, Peter Hiel, and Tom Perry. The March minutes we unanimously approved with a motion from Ryan and Kristi second.
Frank reported for the Montana Dept. of Ag. The number of state registered nurseries. Carson reported on the Japanese beetle issue in Billings Heights. Pesticide available at Good Earth Works and Gainans. Steve reported the balance sheet from last year to this. Not much change. Steve was on the Montana Ag Live TV show.
Darin is coordinating Fall Tour 2021 in Billings as well as summer Leaflet submissions due May 15. Matt is looking for a keynote speaker for Expo 2021. Gina is working on vendor booths for Expo. Tim gave updates on the Billings MNLA chapter. Video equipment was purchased to stream the chapter meetings to others throughout the state.
Kristi reported on scholarship awards and the block grant web site redesign. Gina gave the Executive report of filing the annual report, and the membership renewals go out May 1. Kristi moved to adjourn, and Darin seconded. Motion carried.