Meeting was called to order by President Doug Newcom after the luncheon served at 12:00 noon on December 5th.
Board members present were: Mark Brubaker of Whiteshire Hamroc Genetics in Indiana, Ronald Bates of Michigan State University, Joe Cassady of North Carolina State University, Glenn Conatser of the University of Tennessee, Archie Clutter of Newsham Choice Genetics in Iowa, Jack Dekkers of Iowa State University, Everett Forkner of Truline Genetics in Missouri, Fields Gunsett of Newsham Choice Genetics in Iowa, Harold Hodson of Swine Genetics International in Iowa, Bob Kemp of Genesus in Alberta, Canada, Dale Miller of the National Hog Farmer Magazine, Benny Mote of Fast Genetics in Saskatoon, Canada, Doug Newcom of Newsham Choice Genetics in Iowa, Scott Newman of PIC USA in Tennessee, Scott Price of Ivy Spring Creek Farm Genetics in North Carolina, Max Rothschild of Iowa State University, Todd See of North Carolina State University, Clint Schwab of the National Swine Registry in Indiana and Max Waldo of Waldo Farms in Nebraska.
Secretary/treasurer was asked to send the financial report to Mark Boggess, member of the audit committee who could not attend the meeting.
Clint Schwab of the National Swine Registry was elected to serve as Vice President to complete the term of Todd See of North Carolina State University who is serving as Chair of the Animal Science Department at NC State.
Benny Mote of Fast Genetics in Canada was elected to replace Ken Stalder as a director at large. Stalder was not eligible for reelection.
Ronald Bates of Michigan State University was asked to continue as Chair of the Fact Sheet committee and the board decided to combine the Fact Sheet and Guidelines committees. Bates will serve as chair of the combined committee.
Dale Miller was appointed as Chair of the membership committee.
The program committee is chaired by Clint Schwab, the new vice president. Serving with him on the committee will be Fields Gunsett, Scott Newman, Terry Stewart, Dale Miller, Everett Forkner and Max Rothschild.
The board selected Nashville, Tennessee as the site of the 2009 annual meeting and symposium.
The initial board meeting in December of 2009 will take place at 8AM on the first day of the conference instead of the night before as in the past.
A discussion was held concerning the possibility of having a joint meeting with the Poultry Breeder's Roundtable. This is a comparable group of poultry industry people that have similar interest to NSIF. The Poultry group usually meets in January. Fields Gunsett said he would talk to them and see if a joint meeting was feasible in the future.
Discussion followed concerning the conference proceedings. General consensus was to publish it on the web page and discontinue the hard copies.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Glenn Conatser Secretary/Treasurer