Ben Handcock reviewed the budget report and cost of sample evaluations. The Eastern Soft Wheat accounts include $22,629.42 in CDs and $2,178.61 in Checking for a total of $24,808.03. The budget for 2010 sample submission was approved at $ 12,000 (20 samples). This is an increase from the 2009 budget of $ 10,000. Motion to accept the budget was made by Jim Schuh & 2nd by Brian Walker - motion passed.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Nomination for the Secretary position was open to the floor for 2011. Jim Schuh nominated Ed Sousa, Lori Wilson 2nd. Motion to close nominations was made by Jim Schuh, Ben Handcock 2nd and a vote was taken and Ed Sousa was elected.
Mike Fassezke inquired about the apparent 8-10 year trend of lower proteins in Soft Wheats. General consensus was that this was mainly due to weather and reduced use of nitrogen by growers, not significantly influenced directly or indirectly by breeding initiatives.
Lori Wilson – 2009 Soft Wheat Crop Tours, Review & Planning –
Noted more participation needed. Additional Questionnaire to be circulated during March 2010 SWQL Research Review in Wooster, OH. Considered possible yearly rotation of tour areas.
Edward Souza (for Mary Guttieri) - Arabinoxylan content of mill streams for two 2009 Wheat Quality Council Samples.
Ben Handcock moved that the meeting be adjourned (Jan Lewis 2nd) – motion passed.