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CRDF Board of Directors Meeting

CRDF Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – 10:00 am EDT

A Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc. will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10:00 am EDT at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, UF/IFAS, 2685 State Road 29 North, Immokalee, Florida. Participants may conference in by dialing 800-567-5900 and entering participant access code 393338# when prompted.

CRDF has been experiencing some interruptions/distractions during conference calls. Below are a few phone tips to be mindful of when on a conference call.

• When speaking please say your name so that the minutes can be properly captured.
• Please mute your line whenever you are not speaking (mute button on phone or *6) to prevent background noise from disrupting the meeting and ensure the best sound quality during the call.
• Refrain from using headsets, speakers, cordless phones, etc., as they can create static or echo on your conference calls.
• If you have any problems during your call please text Brandy Brown, at 863-514-7513 or Audrey Nowicki at 412-554-5143. We will try to help resolve the problem immediately.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Foundation at least 72 hours in advance by contacting Brandy Brown by phone at (863) 956-8817 or by email at brandy.brown@citrusrdf.org.

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call/Determination of Quorum
3. Approval of Minutes of the March 20, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting*
4. Committee Reports:
Executive Committee – Larry Black
D. Active Topics
Finance & Audit Committee – Ned Hancock
D. Review of Monthly Financial Summary and Accompanying Statements*
E. Active Topics
1) Report from F&A Communications Subcommittee8
2) Update on 2018-19 Operating Budget*
F. Update on Legislative and Funding Issues – Florida Citrus Mutual
Governance Committee – Ricke Kress
D. Active Topics
1) Status of Recruiting
a) Business Manager
b) COO*
2) COI Review*
3) Committee Membership and Participation
Research Management Committee – David Howard
D. Active Topics
a) National Citrus Breeding Collaboration meeting report*
b) Draft Guidelines for Standardized Citrus Germplasm Evaluation*
2) Discussion of National Academy Study*
3) Discussion of Topic Summaries*
5) Discussion of Priorities for the 2018 RMC call for Pre-Proposals*
Commercial Product Delivery Committee – Ben McLean
D. Active Topics
Appointment of Dr. Alec Hayes
6) Other Updates and New Projects
d) Discussion of Priorities for the 2018 CPDC call for Pre-Proposals*
Industry Research Coordinating Committee – Rob Atchley
D. Active Topics
5. Interim COO Report – John Arthington
6. New Business
A. Comments/Presentation from Gulf Citrus Growers Association representatives
B. Announcement of Post Lunch discussion of Growers
7. Announcement of Future Meeting:
Board of Directors Meeting – Tuesday, May 22, 2018
8. Adjournment
Lunch to follow adjournment of the meeting