NAAE Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
July 20-23, 2001

The NAAE Board of Directors conducted a board meeting during July 20-23, 2001.  The meeting was held at the Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.  All members of the board, the executive director and the communications intern were present for the meeting including: Paul Jaure (TX), President; Bryan Gause (IN), President Elect; Sue Poland (ID), Region I Vice President; Larry Long (OK), Region II Vice President; Chuck Stranberg (MN), Region III Vice President; Jeff Maierhofer (IL), Region IV Vice President; Roger Teeple (NC), Region V Vice President; Sarah Osborn Welty (MD), Region VI Vice President; Jay Jackman (VA), Executive Director; and Daniel Foster, Communications Intern.  Guests who attended portions of the meeting included:  Mr. Kent Schescke, National FFA Foundation; Dr. Carol Conroy, The GLOBE Project; and Mr. Jack Pitzer, JMP Productions.  The minutes of the meeting are as follows. 

Friday, July 20, 2001; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  1. Call to Order—President Paul Jaure called the meeting to order at 9:08 a.m. and welcomed the board members to the meeting. In addition, Paul Jaure also welcomed Daniel Foster and Kent Schescke to the meeting.
  2. Board Reports—Paul Jaure invited each board member to present a report on his or her NAAE-related experiences since the last board meeting. There was a considerable amount of discussion regarding the School Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) of 2001.
  3. Review and Adjust Agenda—Sue Poland moved, Sarah Osborn Welty seconded, to hold all committee meetings as a committee of the whole; the motion carried. Roger Teeple moved, Larry Long seconded, to accept the agenda, as corrected, with flexibility; the motion carried.
  4. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings—Sue Poland moved, Chuck Stranberg seconded, to approve the minutes from the May 8, 2001 board conference call; the motion carried.
  5. Membership Report—The board reviewed the current membership report. Bryan Gause moved, Sarah Osborn Welty seconded, to conduct an all-professional mailing of the fall News & Views to all levels of instruction (PAS advisors, NFRBMEA, FLP trainers, NYFEA advisors, AITC state contacts, teacher educators and state supervisors) and to include a dues form and all membership benefits and information in that issue; the motion carried.
  6. Financial Report—The board reviewed the current financial compilation. Roger Teeple moved, Bryan Gause seconded, to accept the report; the motion carried.
  7. Council Report—The Council report was included in the board books. The board agreed to discuss this more during the strategic planning committee meeting. Jay Jackman presented an executive director’s report to the board.
  8. ACTE Report—The board discussed the status of the ACTE executive director position opening and the ACTE committee structure. Jay Jackman reported that he had been named to the ACTE Legislative Affairs Committee.
  9. FFA Foundation Report—Kent Schescke distributed a copy of the LPS Guide CD-ROM and discussed the status of NAAE projects that are sponsored through the National FFA Foundation.  He stated he felt good about the potential for finding a sponsor for the NAAE Outstanding Agricultural Education Program award between now and December.  Kent also reported that Monsanto had contributed $100,000 toward the teacher shortage initiative and that the FFA Foundation has submitted a $1.7 million grant proposal to the U.S. Department of Education to support teacher recruitment and retention.  Kent also reported that Gene Starr, FFA Alumni Association Executive Director, had resigned his position to return to teaching in Florida.

    President Paul Jaure recessed the meeting for lunch at 12:00 Noon.  The group reconvened at 1:35 p.m.

  10. NAAE Membership Research ProjectPaul Jaure introduced Dr. Carol Conroy, currently with The GLOBE Project in Washington, D.C. and formerly teacher educator at Cornell University, to lead the board through the first phase of a concept mapping project related to important membership needs of the organization.  Dr. Conroy began by introducing the GLOBE Project to the board.  She will be conducting a workshop at the NAAE convention regarding GLOBE.  Then, Dr. Conroy discussed the results of a survey she had taken of the NAAE board members and alternate vice presidents regarding membership needs of NAAE.  Next, she directed the board through the concept mapping portion of the study to identify concept clusters of important membership concerns.  Dr. Conroy will report the results of this phase of the study to the board after she has analyzed the data collected at this meeting.
  11. Upper Division Scholarships—Sue Poland moved, Roger Teeple seconded, to accept the list of 15 scholarship recipients as presented; the motion carried.  Each scholarship recipient will receive a $800 scholarship from NAAE.
  12. Freshman Scholarships—Jay Jackman reported that the Florida Department of Citrus is undergoing some changes in personnel and that our contact person for the New Freshman Scholarship Program will be changing.  However, it is highly likely that the program will continue on schedule and at the current amount (ten $500 scholarships per year).
  13. Summer Professional Development Workshops—Pioneer and Kent Feeds hosted professional development workshops for agriculture teachers this summer.  The National FFA Foundation coordinated the workshops.  Little information was provided from the National FFA Foundation to NAAE regarding these workshops.  NAAE advertised what information we had on the NAAE website and in an issue of News & Views.
  14. Regional MeetingsIt was suggested that NAAE merchandise (shirts and portfolios) ordering information be added to the registration forms for NAAE regional meetings.
  15. Ideas Unlimited Procedural ModificationsSarah Osborn Welty moved, Bryan Gause seconded, to judge the Ideas Unlimited award applications in the same manner as Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding Program, and Outstanding Young Member (that is, send one region’s applications to another region for judging); the motion carried.
  16. Awards ApprovalsBryan Gause moved, Chuck Stranberg seconded, to approve the award recipients as presented for Outstanding Young Member, Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding Program, Postsecondary All-Star Team, Ideas Unlimited, Outstanding Service Citations, Outstanding Cooperation, and Honorary Life Membership.  Sarah Osborn Welty moved to amend, Larry Long seconded, to make the award approvals contingent on checking for NAAE membership.  The amendment carried.  The motion as amended carried.
  17. Partnership EXPO IdeasJack Pitzer, JMP Productions, and the manager of the NAAE Partnership EXPO, presented the board with some ideas for enhancing the EXPO held during the NAAE convention.  Jack’s ideas included: inviting local teachers to attend the EXPO; providing special recognition for NAAE Organizational Members; and offering door prizes during the EXPO.  Jack reminded the board that we need to have board members distributing the hole punches to the exhibitors, distributing the cards to the EXPO participants, and collecting the cards from the participants.
  18. Site Visit to Hotel MonteleonePaul Jaure recessed the meeting at 4:00 p.m.  The board then went as a group to tour the Hotel Monteleone, the site of the 2001 NAAE Convention.
Saturday, July 21, 2001; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

President Paul Jaure reconvened the board meeting at 8:35 a.m.

  1. Executive Director’s Report—Jay Jackman delivered the executive director’s report to the board.  Details of the report were as follows:

    NAAE Membership Survey We are working on this with Dr. Carol Conroy using some research techniques that will help to ensure that the survey is valuable to NAAE.

    Capitol Advantage – State Participation Opportunities – In addition to the federal level information that is available on the NAAE web site, we have the option to add state level information to the site.  The pricing schedule varies for states if we go on a state-by-state basis.  If we add all 50 states, however, the costs are much more reasonable.  We can add all 50 states for an annual fee of $7,500 (over the current payment of $2,500 – so $10,000 per year total for all 50 states and the federal information).  This means we need at least 10 states to pay $1,000 each to add the state level information.  The extra cost we would have to charge the states would be to cover NAAE staff time to maintain the state-level information.  (This was referred to the Legislative Affairs committee.)

    Choice Hotels Membership Benefits Offer Adding this membership benefit will be free to NAAE.  I called to verify this – it really is a free service.  They will print membership cards with NAAE printed on them for our members.  This seems like a "no-brainer” to me.  (This was referred to the Member Services committee.)

    Purchase Power Gold Membership Benefits Offer This membership benefit program will cost NAAE 60 cents per member.  It is not free to NAAE members.  (This was referred to the Member Services committee.)

    NAAE Staff Situation Susan’s last day was Friday, July 20, 2001.  There will be a luncheon for Susan and Rosco on Tuesday, July 24th.  Connie has also requested that she be allowed to resign from her position.  I have asked her to stay until we get the administrative assistant position filled – and she has agreed to this.  Connie is a most loyal employee.  Our top priority now is finding a replacement administrative assistant.

    ASAE Legislative Summit I attended this year and pick-up some ideas for increasing our legislative advocacy efforts.  One option for us would be to encourage our members to host fund-raisers in the home districts/states for members of congress.  (This was referred to the Legislative Affairs committee.)

    ASAE Annual Meeting I am attending this in August 2001.  This will be the first time I have attended an ASAE annual meeting.  I hear good things from my colleagues in association management.  I will be participating in the CEO Boot Camp.

    ASAE “Human Resource Legal Issues” Workshop I attended this luncheon meeting and picked-up very valuable information about human resources issues.

    FFA’s On-line Membership Plans I am serving on FFA’s on-line membership task force.  FFA is moving their membership database maintenance to an Internet-based system.  Either state staff or chapter advisors or FFA staff will enter membership information on-line.  I have provided to the FFA staff a list of the variables we try to collect on our members.  I do not know if they plan to use these variables in their database and I do not know if they are interested in collecting teacher data on ag ed professionals other than FFA advisors.  I will continue to follow this and report to the NAAE board if there seems to be a decision you need to make regarding this.

    Ag Day – America’s Largest Ag Classroom The Ag Council of America changed their plans to have an ag teacher present a lesson during the Ag Day Celebration in Washington, D.C.  So, our plans to assist in this regard were not necessary after all.

    National Ag in the Classroom Conference I attended this meeting in Chicago.  Once again, we made progress in getting the NAAE visible with AITC state coordinators.  The meeting next year will be in Washington, D.C.  I have offered to serve on the planning committee if they need me.  I have specifically offered to do a Capitol Hill workshop for the state coordinators and teacher participants during the conference.  The conference will be hosted by Washington, D.C. AITC and Maryland AITC.

    National Ag in the Classroom Teaching Awards I was the chair of the USDA review committee that selected the national AITC teaching awards this year.  I convened the conference call to finalize the decisions and I wrote the award summaries for all candidates – winners and non-winners (about 20 candidates).

    Food, Land and People I have not yet revised and submitted the MOU back to FLP.  I really need to get this done soon.  Mark Linder sent NAAE a letter asking us to help fund a dinner FLP is hosting in Washington, D.C.  That dinner is going on at the same time as this NAAE board meeting.  So, I did not accept Mark’s invitation for us to help sponsor the event.  (During this discussion, Chuck Stranberg suggested that the NAAE position on the FLP board be a 2-year term that would rotate between the first and second year regional vice presidents.  More discussion is to be held on this topic later in the meeting.)

    National Ag Literacy Coalition The Ag Council of American convened a conference call to discuss reestablishing the national ag literacy coalition.  I participated in the call along with several other ag industry and ag association leaders.

    Florida Department of Citrus Even though our contact persons have changed, I feel confident the Florida Department of Citrus will continue the Freshman Scholarship Program with NAAE.  I do know the FFA Foundation has approached the Department about moving that program to FFA.  I believe the Department is committed to leaving the program with NAAE.

    Teacher Mentoring Article and Research Project I am working with Dr. Dick Joerger at the University of Minnesota to write an article on mentoring for News & Views.  He is also interested in working with us on a research project to determine what’s being done in various states currently and then to develop a plan to assist other state develop teacher mentor programs.  I do not know how this fits with what the Council and FFA are doing with teacher mentoring.

    State Association Survey I think we need to revisit the state association survey and try to get all states to provide us information regarding their current name, dues collection processes and structure, state association legal/tax situation, etc.  (The board agreed to send the survey to state leaders prior to the convention, discuss it during the State Leaders Workshop during the convention in New Orleans, and do a follow-up during the 2002 regional meetings.)

    MANRRS Conference Larry Case and I attended this year in Washington, D.C.  I recommend we continue to be involved in the conference.  Collaborating with the FFA seems to be working nicely.

    State Relationship Manager Project My understanding is that FFA is continuing their plans to roll out the state relationship manager project this fall.  However, I have not provided any information on the NAAE piece yet.  I think the project is behind because of Anna’s challenges earlier this year.  I do expect the pilot project will go forward.

    Trust for Insuring Educators Business Meeting and Familiarization Tour The TIE business meeting and FAM tour will be in Pittsburgh in September.  I plan to attend representing NAAE.

    AgKnowledge The AgKnowledge publication has changed its focus since we discussed this in Indy last year.  I have pulled NAAE out of this project.  I think AgKnowledge plans to work with FFA by providing scholarship funds through the country music group Montgomery Gentry.

    Hydroponics CD – Harley Smith, Superior Growers Supply – Harley is a faithful organizational member.  However, I have heard little from him since the San Diego convention regarding the hydroponics CD-ROM he volunteered to produce on NAAE’s behalf.

    Dr. Dennis Avery The Bridge articles we send out via the listservs seem to be well received.  The books were distributed last summer and fall.  The CD-ROMs with instructional materials to accompany the books will be distributed this fall.  

    Teacher Recruitment Issue – The new teacher recruitment brochure is now ready.  All of the NAAE suggested changes were incorporated into the revised version.  There has been some interest in a poster to accompany the brochure.  I believe you have already rejected this notion – but the interest in such a piece (from one source, mind you) is still alive and well.

    NAAE Website – The NAAE website is updated as often as necessary.  Let me know anytime you have suggestions for additions to the website.

    Leadership Development for State and National Ag Ed Association Leaders Proposal The proposal was approved for special project funding by the National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees at the June 2000 meeting.  Kent and I have discussed the proposal, but no efforts have been made to get it funded.  I need to do some more work on the proposal and then try to get the FFA Foundation more interested in it.  Do we still think this is a high priority?  (Bryan Gause suggested that the NAAE board consider having a “fly-in” meeting in the Washington, D.C. area in late March or early April to provide state leaders with state and federal legislative affairs training.  This would also be a revenue point for NAAE.  Jay Jackman mentioned that NAAE might should someday consider forming a Political Action Committee (PAC) for agricultural education.)

    Risk Management in American Agriculture The instructional materials are now available on-line.  The materials are posted on the Ohio CMS website.  A link to the materials is now on the NAAE web site – so access to the information is easy.

    USDA Secondary Ag Ed Challenge Grant Program We have made good progress with this program.  The FY 2002 funding level is still pending but the House has put in $1 million and we think the Senate will put in more.  We’re hopeful USDA will fund both secondary and 2-year postsecondary in FY 2002.  I have spoken with House Ag Committee staff about adding report language in the next Farm Bill to “encourage” USDA to fund both levels of instruction.

    National Ag Ed Center of Excellence – I do not know where the Council is with this project.  Do we want to pursue it?

    National Ag Ed Summit – Indianapolis, Indiana – February 7-9, 2002 I do not know if there will be stipends available for an ag teacher per state to attend next year.  But, I do feel confident that teachers will be invited to participate.  (Bryan Gause pointed out that one option that is being considered is to provide a grant for x-amount of dollars for each state and allow the states to decide how the travel money should be used.)

    Summer Communications Internship Daniel Foster is doing an exceptional job for us.  He is participating in lots of NAAE activities during his month with us and he will continue to work on the NAAE annual report after he returns to Arizona.  He will assist us with the convention in New Orleans in December.  Daniel was especially helpful with the testimony we prepared for Paul Jaure to deliver before the House Ag Subcommittee regarding the pesticide use in schools issue.

    NYFEA Report and Status We need to decide how to proceed to appoint a new NAAE representative to the NYFEA board.  The NAAE executive committee had a conference call with NYFEA representatives.  It was clear that NYFEA wants to continue to have a NAAE representative on their board.  Do we want to appoint a board member, an alternate VP, or someone else?  (It was agreed to discuss this in detail later in the meeting.)

    NFRBMEA Conference Chuck Stranberg represented us this year.

    PAS Conference Chuck Stranberg represented us this year.

    Forum on Education in Agriculture in Urban Schools – Orlando, Florida – Fall 2001 – This is the urban ag ed program conference.  Do we want to attend and get more involved?

    Life Membership Certificate and Card A member called and inquired about this.  Do we want to do a special membership certificate and card for life members?  Evidently, there was one once upon a time for NVATA members.  (This was referred to the Member Service committee.)

    Life Membership v. Honorary Life Membership Is Honorary Life Membership just an award?  Or, is it also life membership with all of the rights and privileges thereof?  (This was referred to the Policy and Bylaws committee.)

    Other Upcoming Events:

    National Council for Agricultural Education Board of Directors Meeting – Columbus, Ohio –October 4-7, 2001

    2001 NASAE Annual Meeting – Louisville, Kentucky – October 23-25, 2001

    2001 National FFA Convention – Louisville, Kentucky – October 25-27, 2001

    2001 NAAE Convention – New Orleans, Louisiana – December 11-15, 2001

    2001 ACTE Convention – New Orleans, Louisiana – December 13-16, 2001

    2002 ACTE Convention – Las Vegas, Nevada – December 11-15, 2002

  2. Diversity Committee Meeting—The board as a whole conducted the Diversity Committee Meeting.  (Refer to the Diversity Committee report for details of actions taken.)
  3. Legislative Affairs Committee Meeting—The board as a whole conducted the Legislative Affairs Committee Meeting.  (Refer to the Legislative Affairs Committee report for details of actions taken.)

    President Paul Jaure recessed the meeting at 12:00 Noon for a lunch break.  The group reconvened at 1:20 p.m.

  4. 2001 National FFA Convention Planning—The board discussed plans for the 2001 FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.  Specifics of the discussion were as follows:

      Sarah Osborn Welty moved, Bryan Gause seconded, that NAAE request to be allowed to have a presence in the Teachers Lounge, sponsored by the Greater Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.  The motion carried.  It was agreed that NAAE board members, alternate vice presidents, and other state leaders serve as NAAE representatives in the Teachers Lounge.

    Bryan Gause moved, Sarah Osborn Welty seconded, to give away NAAE teacher recruitment pens (same as last year) in the Career Show booth.  The motion carried.

    Bryan Gause moved, Sarah Osborn Welty seconded, to authorize Jay Jackman to be in charge of all other FFA convention details.  The motion carried.

    Other items discussed included NAAE merchandise sales (shirts and portfolios) in the FFA Shopping Mall, a professional development workshop on grant proposal writing, NAAE participation in the ATA/Student Teachers Conference (pizza party sponsorship, membership promotion, recognition of upper division scholarship winners, and 100 percent student membership universities), the main stage presentation has been moved to the Friday afternoon session, NAAE board will host the reception for the Honorary American FFA Degree recipients, and sleeping rooms arrangements for the board members and their students at the Executive Inn.

  5. 2001 NAAE Convention Planning—The board discussed plans for the 2001 NAAE Convention in New Orleans.  Specifics of the discussion were as follows:

      General session presentations will include Harlen “Butch” Cotter, Jim Knight/Jack Elliot, and a panel on state legislative action.

    Region II will be in charge of the auction with Region VI assisting.  Each region is to bring two major items and states are encouraged to bring items.  Major items will also be sought.

    Sue Poland moved, Jeff Maierhofer seconded, that NAAE will pay ACTE convention registration for Jay Jackman and that all other board members will be on their own.  The motion carried.

    The Louisiana Association will be encouraged to put together about six off-site tours and they will plan the host state social for Thursday evening aboard a riverboat.

    The president elect candidates will serve as hosts for the Partnership EXPO on Saturday morning.

    Jeri Mattics will be invited to serve as the convention photographer.  We will also make an effort to take posed photos of participants aboard the riverboat during the host state social.

    An option for a convention give-away item is a stainless steel mug with the NAAE logo and convention theme engraved on it.

    Professional development workshops will be scheduled for Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon.  Wednesday morning workshop will include the state leaders workshop, using handheld GPS, marketing the ag ed program, and a diversity topic.  Friday afternoon workshops will include lawn care, self-directed learning in agriscience, Hobar Publications, e-commerce in agriculture, the GLOBE program, the National Board on Professional Teaching Standards, and rural mental health.  One workshop will be offered on Saturday morning regarding recruiting ag teachers to pursue a Ph.D. in ag ed.

    The draft convention schedule was changed to eliminate the Monday board meeting; the board will meet all day on Tuesday.  The spouses program was changed to 9:00 a.m. rather than at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday.  Also, board of directors sessions were planned for each day so that board members can become fully prepared for each day’s activities and events.  The Saturday board session would include lunch served in the meeting room or suite.  It was agreed that during the awards luncheon, the candidate speeches would occur between the membership awards and PSA awards.

  6. Committee Appointments—It was agreed to vote on the candidates for the FFA board position from Region I tomorrow (July 22).  Regarding the NYFEA board representative and the Food, Land and People representative, Chuck Stranberg moved, Sarah Osborn Welty seconded, that these two positions be filled in 2-year terms by the first year NAAE regional vice presidents beginning in January 2002.  The motion carried.  Regarding the full-time adult instructor position of the Council, it was agreed that candidates’ credentials would be brought to the NAAE board meeting in December 2001 and the decision would be made there.
  7. NAAE Regional Vice President Duties—Sarah Osborn Welty distributed a draft document with a monthly calendar of activities for the NAAE regional vice presidents.  Sarah asked the board to review and edit the document and provide comments back to her.  She agreed to revise the document and provide the final back to the board members.

President Paul Jaure recessed the meeting for the day at 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 22, 2001; 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

President Paul Jaure reconvened the board meeting at 10:35 a.m.

  1. Board Appointments—The board cast their ballots for the FFA board of directors position.  The three nominees chosen were Alan Sulser (Utah), Elaine Lewis (Washington), and Pete Rising (Montana).  Jay Jackman will pass this information on Dr. Larry Case when he requests the information.  It was noted that NAAE needs to announce the availability of the FFA CDE Advisory Committee position during the 2001 NAAE Convention in December.
  2. 2001 NAAE Convention Theme—The board cast their ballots for the theme for the 2001 NAAE Convention.  The theme chosen was:  “NAAE: Our Profession ~ Our Future.”
  3. Public Relations Committee Meeting—The board as a whole conducted the Public Relations Committee Meeting.  (Refer to the Public Relations Committee report for details of actions taken.)
  4. Policy and Bylaws Committee Meeting—The board as a whole conducted the Policy and Bylaws Committee Meeting.  (Refer to the Policy and Bylaws Committee report for details of actions taken.)
  5. Legislative Affairs Committee Meeting—The board as a whole conducted the Legislative Affairs Committee Meeting.  (Refer to the Legislative Affairs Committee report for details of actions taken.)

    President Paul Jaure recessed the meeting at 1:00 p.m. for a lunch break.  The board meeting reconvened at 2:30 p.m.

  6. Member Services Committee Meeting—The board as a whole conducted the Member Services Committee Meeting.  (Refer to the Member Services Committee report for details of actions taken.)
  7. Strategic Planning Committee Meeting—The board as a whole conducted the Strategic Planning Committee Meeting.  (Refer to the Strategic Planning Committee report for details of actions taken.)

President Paul Jaure recessed the meeting for the day at 5:05 p.m.

Monday, July 23, 2001; 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

President Paul Jaure reconvened the board meeting at 8:15 a.m.

  1. Committee Reports
    • Diversity—Sue Poland, chair, presented the report and moved for adoption of the report. Bryan Gause seconded the motion. The motion carried.
    • Public Relations—Sarah Osborn Welty, chair, presented the report and moved for adoption of the report. Bryan Gause seconded the motion. The motion carried.
    • Finance—Jeff Maierhofer, chair, presented the report and moved for adoption of the report. Sarah Osborn Welty seconded the motion. The motion carried.
    • Strategic Planning—Bryan Gause, chair, presented the report and moved for adoption of the report. Jeff Maierhofer seconded the motion. The motion carried.
    • Member Services—Roger Teeple, chair, presented the report and moved for adoption of the report. Larry Long seconded the motion. The motion carried.
    • Legislative Affairs—Chuck Stranberg, chair, presented the report and moved for adoption of the report. Jeff Maierhofer seconded the motion. The motion carried.
    • Policy and Bylaws—Larry Long, chair, presented the report and moved for adoption of the report. Sarah Osborn Welty seconded the motion. The motion carried.
  2. Committee Process for the NAAE Convention—It was agreed that a common template would be used for the committee process at the NAAE convention to simplify the process.
  3. Commendation for Daniel Foster, NAAE Communications Intern—Sarah Osborn Welty moved, Sue Poland seconded, to commend Daniel Foster for a job extremely well done while serving as the NAAE Communications Intern for 2001; the motion carried.
  4. Executive Session—The board went into executive session at 9:45 a.m. Executive session ended at 10:10 a.m.
  5. Board Appointments—It was agreed that the issue of 2-year appointments for the NYFEA and Food, Land and People board positions would be revisited at the December 2001 board meeting.
  6. Adjournment—Sarah Osborn Welty moved to adjourn the board meeting. Bryan Gause seconded the motion. The motion carried.

President Paul Jaure declared the board meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m.