Annual Meeting Minutes

National Swine Improvement Federation

West Des Moines, Iowa

December 5-6, 1997

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 passed.


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 requesting copies.

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.


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.


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 Christians, Editor.

Swine Breed Association Directors: Chris Leman, Mike Killingsworth, Mike Paul (replacing Bruce Zierke), and Dean Compart.

National Pork Producers Council: Steve Price and one to be appointed (replacing Linden Olson).

Central Test Stations: William Ellis and Lowell Harper.

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 two years.

Respectfully submitted,

Charles M. Stanislaw