Board Meeting Minutes March 27, 2019

Present:  M Kahn, J Kollman, M Hughes, J Tyson, R Hinz, R Dillard,  L Dillard  Absent: C Adler

1) Treasurer’s Report:

2019 budget was presented and approved by the board. Board reviewed balance sheet, income statement and delinquent accounts. Improved interest accrual noted in 6 month CD at Live Oak Bank.

President’s Report:

Plot Rental down from last season, continue to add farmers.  Concerns for lost income, discussion re building more of the popular raised beds. Cost/benefit will be assessed before decision made.  Survey will be written and sent to farmers to determine farmers thoughts on a potential plot rental rate increase as well as to advise farmers that the farm is experiencing financial difficulty due to insufficient rentals. 

2) Nominating Committee Report:
Slate of candidates reported by M Kahn and board approved.  Ron will draft a vote ballot via Survey Monkey and send the email 2 weeks before Annual Meeting on 4/17/19 so the board candidates can be installed at the annual meeting.

3) Spring Festival Update:
Joe reports his team will soon be meeting and firming up the menu.  70 participants are registered so far.  Monica will send a blast reminder per week.  Jane will post on message boards at the farm.

4) Marketing:
Linny will set up 50/50 raffle at the Spring Festival, also will check with Publix re selling the tickets at the store site.  She has been writing articles in local periodicals, searching for possible grant opportunities and getting our name out to the Skidaway community.

5)) Other business:
Power washing team of M Kahn & L Dillard to meet Sunday 3/31 to clean and repair benches and picnic tables.  R Hinz reported 5 new irrigation controllers purchased at lower cost. Discussion re Irrigation issues with filters on raised beds and cleaning challenges.

Next meeting, Annual Meeting 4/17/19 at the farm