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CRDF Board of Directors Meeting

CRDF Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, December 03, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Tuesday, December 3, 2019 – 10:00 am EDT


A Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc. will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 10:00 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.

Below are a few phone tips to be mindful of when on a conference call. To minimize interruptions or distractions, please follow these guidelines:

• 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 ensuring 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 Deidra Whatley, at 863-412-1071 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 Deidra Whatley by phone at (863) 956-8817 or by email at d.whatley@citrusrdf.org.

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call/Determination of Quorum
3. Approval of Minutes of the Tuesday October 22, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting*
4. Committee Reports:
Executive Committee – Larry Black
Finance & Audit Committee – Ned Hancock
A. Review of Monthly Financial Summary and Accompanying Statements*
Governance Committee – John Updike, Jr.
A. Discussion of CRDF 2020 Board of Directors Slate of Officers for 2020
B. Update of Conflict of Interest Forms*
Research Management Committee – David Howard
Commercial Product Delivery Committee – Pat Ouimet
A. Discussion of Continuation Funding of Transformation Labs
B. Update on Bayer Joint Steering Committee Meeting
C. Discussion of Trunk Injection Modality
Select Committee on Plant Improvement – Jim Snively/Bobby Barben
5. COO Report – Rick Dantzler
6. Partnership Updates
A. USDA Citrus Program – Brian Scully
B. Florida Citrus Mutual – Mike Sparks
C. UF/IFAS Citrus Program – Michael Rogers
D. UF/IFAS Citrus Agents – Representative
7. New Business
8. Special Presentation – Denise Manker – Bayer Project
9. Discussion
10. Public Comments
11. Announcement of Future Meeting: Board of Directors Meeting – Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, Florida in Ben Hill Griffin Hall, Room 101.
12. Adjournment