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Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes - 2023-08-14

OCIA Nebraska Board of Directors Meeting

Date and Location

  • Monday, August 14, 2023, 6 pm

  • Neligh Public Library, 710 Main Street, Neligh, NE 68756

Opening Remarks

Simeon Mosel called the meeting to order at 6:10 pm. Roll call confirmed all board directors were present. Minutes from the March 20th teleconference meeting were read, approved by Randy Reinke, and seconded by Travis Wingate. All were in favor.

Treasurer’s Report

Reported by Travis Wingate

  • Checking account balance on June 1: $72,914.68

  • 6-month CD purchased from Furstenau Financial: $50,005.00

  • Funds in JP Morgan Money Market as of August 14: 5.02% interest rate

  • June expenses: $1733.05

  • End of June balance: $24,350.83

  • July ending balance: $26,992.78

Motion to Approve: Rick Schuchardt motioned, Genny Mosel seconded, and all approved.

Administrator’s Report

Reported by Kim Mosel

  • Non-renewals: Mike Williams and Dakota Best

  • New sponsorships: Sunrise Foods International & Scoular Grains

  • Membership: 4 new organic operators, total 70 members in OCIA Nebraska

Motion to Approve: Travis Wingate motioned, Randy Reinke seconded, and all approved.

Old Business

  • Husker Harvest Days booth confirmed for September 12-14.

  • Volunteers for the booth were listed.

  • Event on August 18 hosted by Grain Place Foods for transitional farmers.

  • TOPP conference in Lincoln coinciding with OCIA annual meeting.

New Initiatives

  • Advertising opportunities explored: Farm Bureau Newspaper, radio, TV, and billboards.

  • Farmer of the Year award discussed.

New Business

  • Kim Mosel’s contract renewal and wage increase.

  • Newsletter draft reviewed and approved for distribution.

Technology Update

Rick Schuchardt demonstrated new audio/visual equipment, including details on setup and storage.

Meeting Adjournment

Travis Wingate motioned to adjourn, seconded by Genny Mosel. All were in favor.

Next Meeting:

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 6 pm

  • Antelope County Museum, Neligh, Nebraska

Respectfully submitted,

  • Karen Ostry, Secretary



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