The Annual Meeting was held at 12:00 noon on December
6, 1997, at the Holiday Inn University Park, West Des Moines,
Iowa. President Tom Baas called on Darrell Anderson for the invocation,
then asked for a moment of silence for Dewey Harris and Larry
Young who passed away since the last annual meeting.
The minutes of the December 7, 1996, Annual Meeting
were presented as published in the 1996 Record of Proceedings,
National Swine Improvement Federation, Volume 21. Max Waldo moved,
seconded by Mike Killingsworth, that the minutes be approved as
printed. Motion passed.
Charles Stanislaw presented the financial statement
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997. The statement
showed a checking account balance of $5,777.30 plus $7,000.00
invested in a Certificate of Deposit, for total Federation resources
of $12,777.30. The auditor's report, presented by Hal Sellers,
chairman of the auditing committee, indicated that the financial
statement was correct and that all transactions were consistent
with the business of the Federation. Tom Socha moved, seconded
by Max Waldo, that the treasurer's report be accepted. Motion
The NSIF Graduate Student Award for research in swine
breeding was awarded to Kevin Ragland, Iowa State University.
His nomination was made by Greg Miller, and Lauren Christian
read the citation and made the presentation.
The 1996 Conference Proceedings, NSIF Volume 21,
were published and distributed to all 1996 conference attendees,
Federation membership, university swine specialists and those
The Guidelines for Uniform Swine Improvement
Programs was printed by the National Pork Producers Council
and is available from both the Federation and from NPPC.
FUTURE MEETING SITES
Michigan State University has offered to host the
NSIF Conference and Annual Meeting on December 4-5, 1998. Also,
the Federation is exploring the possibility of having the 1999
Conference and Annual Meeting in Mexico.
INTRODUCTION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
President Baas announced the following officers and
directors for 1997-98:
Executive officers: Todd See, President; Chris Leman,
Vice President; Charles Stanislaw, Secretary-Treasurer; Charles
Swine Breed Association Directors: Chris Leman,
Mike Killingsworth, Mike Paul (replacing Bruce Zierke), and Dean
National Pork Producers Council: Steve Price and
one to be appointed (replacing Linden Olson).
Central Test Stations: William Ellis and Lowell
Artificial Insemination Companies: Harold Hodson
and Steve Kerns.
Testing Organizations: Tom Socha.
Breeding Companies: Jim Schneider, Russell Nugent,
and Matt Culbertson.
Directors at Large: Tom Baas, Todd See (replacing
Warren Stein), Max Waldo, and Steve Moeller.
Ex-officio: Richard Frahm, USDA-CSREES-PAS; Max
Rothschild, NC-210 Molecular Research Group; Lauren Christian,
NC-220 Swine Genetics Research Group; Maynard Hogberg, Land Grant
Universities; and Rodney Goodwin, National Pork Producers Council.
The incoming president, Todd See, received the gavel
from Tom Baas. Todd See then presented a plaque to Tom Baas and
acknowledged his leadership role in the Federation for the previous
Charles M. Stanislaw