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CRDF Board of Directors

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

NOTICE OF A MEETING OF THE CITRUS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – 9:30 am EDT

TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING
A Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc. will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 9:30 am EDT at the Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, Florida in Ben Hill Griffin Hall, Room 103. 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 Brandi Goller at 863-738-0097. 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.

AGENDA
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call/Determination of Quorum
3. Approval of Minutes of the April 25, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting*
4. Committee Reports:
Executive Committee – Tom Jerkins
D. Active Topics
Finance & Audit Committee – Hugh Thompson
D. Review of Monthly Financial Summary and Accompanying Statements*
E. Active Topics
1) FY 2017-18 CRDF Operating Budget
F. Update on Legislative and Funding Issues – Florida Citrus Mutual
Governance Committee – Ricke Kress
D. Active Topics
1) Consideration of Amendment to By-Laws for Emeritus Directors
2) Consideration of Resolution to Establish Banking Authority
Research Management Committee – Bobby Barben
D. Active Topics
E. Program Manager Report – Tom Turpen
Commercial Product Delivery Committee – Ben McLean
D. Active Topics
1) CLAS PATHOGEN INTERVENTION
a) Bactericide Strategies
I) #15-049C-Booker, Evaluation of minimal-risk and biopesticide products as a protectant and therapy for HLB*
II) Proposals for PCR Labs
a) #17-002C-Irey, Continued Support of the Southern Gardens Diagnostic Laboratory*
b) #17-003C-Batuman, Continuation of diagnostic service for growers for detection of HLB in citrus and psyllids to aid in management decisions*
III) #16-025C2 Booker Amendment for ablation experiment setup*
2) Other Updates and New Projects
a) Grower Experience Forensics – Prospectus
Industry Research Coordinating Committee – Wayne Simmons
D. Active Topics
5. COO Report – Harold Browning
6. New Business
7. Announcement of Future Meeting:
Box Tax Advisory Committee Meeting – June 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am
Board of Directors Meeting – June 14, 2017 @ 9:45 am
8. Adjournment