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Farm Annual Meeting Minutes 6/13/18

  Present: J Kollmann, M Welsh, C Adler, M Kahn, B Rogers
                  Absent: J Tyson, M Hughes

1) Slate of candidates proposed for Board vote are:
Monica Hughes, Bob Rogers, Linda Dillard
Motion to accept slate of candidates per M Welsh, second per M Kahn,  unanimously approved per board and attending farmers. Due to inclement weather and low Farmer turnout at the meeting an online vote will be set up per R Cunningham.

2) Approval of new Officers on the board to be deferred until next meeting, 7/11/18, pending the voting and decision of the nominating committee.  Motion to do so per C Adler, second per M Welsh.

3)  a. Budget approval per motion C Adler, 2nd per M Welsh, unanimously approved. After discussion, motion to amend budget per C Adler, to include $800 in donations to Children’s Garden and bring bottom line to $3,600,second perJ Kollmann.

  b.  Motion per C Adler to move budget surplus to Asset Replacement Account, second per M Welsh, unanimously approved per board.

  c.  Discussion to add monies in budget for a weather station pending funding sources for WiFi connection and equipment.

4) Irrigation update per R Hinz: hose bibs are aging as pvc is becoming more brittle causing an increase in number of leaks.  Ralph will obtain estimate cost to replace the aging hose bibs.  

5)  Electric fence has been operating properly and is at full power.  Ralph replaced the aging box that housed the fence timer unit.

6)  Final profit from Spring Festival:  $1,483.73
Current Checking Account Balance: $19,025.01
Current Asset Replacement Account Balance: $16,269.48

7) Welcome Linda Dillard who has offered to serve on the board.  She will will be on the slate for the upcoming vote/election.

8) Weeds are bountiful!  Keep on weeding!

Motion to adjourn per M Kahn, second per J Kollmann

Next meeting 7/11/18 5pm @ the Farm

Minutes approved by J Kollman, M Welch, C Adler

Annual Meeting Thursday, June 13th, 2018

Skidaway Farm’s 2018 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 13th at 5 pm at the Farm.  The farm’s annual budget will be presented and voted on by the Board of Directors and nominations will be presented for board positions.  Currently there are seven board members and three of those positions  expire this year: Mike Welsh, Monica Hughes and Bob Rogers.  Nominations will be accepted from the floor and farmers will vote for a new Board at the annual meeting.  Please come and participate in this process.  All farmers are encouraged to attend.

Farm Board Meeting Minutes April 4, 2018

 

Board Meeting Minutes April 4, 2018

Present:  M Welsh, J Kollmann,  C Adler,  B Rogers, M Hughes, R Hinz

Absent: J Tyson, M Kahn

1) Final Planning for Festival on 5/6
 A) Tom Rosen reports menu is determined and work teams are assigned
 B) table and chairs to b delivered 5/5 after Garden Tour
 C) blast to be sent for setup work party the morning of 5/6
 D) will determine supplies needed

2) Repeat Blast to remind farmers of work party on 4/7

3) Skidaway Farms to be on Green Thumb Garden Tour on 5/5 from 10- 3

4) The farm will not participate in the Rotary Festival this year.  Mike will notify Rotary President.

5) Generous donation received from the Landings Garden Club for the Children’s Garden.  Thank you to be sent and will send email updates to Club President.

Next Meeting: 5/2/18 @ 5pm @ the Farm.

Meeting adjourned, motion per JK second per MW

Saint Andrews School visits the Farm

       This November was the fourth year the  first graders from St. Andrew’s School on Whitemarsh Island toured the Farm to gather information to bring back to their own gardening projects at school.  The children garden in raised beds at school, a part of the curriculum.  Nice!  Future Gardeners. 

A big thank you to Jane Kollman and Carol Stiles for all the work they do at the garden with the children’s programs.  They are helping to establish in many a lifelong love of gardening!

 

 

Farm hosts the first graders from St. Andrew’s school.

       This November was the fourth year the  first graders from St. Andrew’s School on Whitemarsh Island toured the Farm to gather information to bring back to their own gardening projects at school.  The children garden in raised beds at school, a part of the curriculum.  Nice!  Future Gardeners. 

A big thank you to Jane Kollman and Carol Stiles for all the work they do at the garden with the children’s programs.  They are helping to establish in many a lifelong love of gardening!

 

 

Skidaway Farms Board Meeting 10/4/2017

Present: M Welsh, J Kollmann, M Hughes, C Adler, J Tyson, B Rogers, R Hinz, M Hahn

1) Financial Report per B Rogers: Operating : $15,038.72, Reserve: $11,263.88
Bob also reports our donated computer is on its last leg. Authorization for new computer approved, motion per C Adler, second per J Kollmann, approved by all.
After research and discussion with Geek Squad at Best Buy, was determined pkg for computer and install of updated Quick Books cost would be around $500. Bob will discuss with R Cunningham how best to backup farm data.

2) Swamplike area by raised beds in section A needs to be resolved, improved as farmers in that area are discouraged with the mud. After discussion, it was determined per R Hinz’s suggestion to get a load of stone to build the area up. Motion made per M Hahn,second per C Adler to get a load of stone for the area, approved by all. Ralph will research cost and get back to the board.

3)Organic farmers requesting to go to overhead watering. Ralph has been working on details to get the section up and running, however, upon locating the box and noting some disconnected wires is unable to get the section to run. Ralph doesn’t have the equipment to determine the problem so an irrigation fella has been called to work the problem.

4) Discussion re the need for farmer work parties to spruce up the farm, will schedule one during the week and one on a weekend to capture more help, dates to be determined .

Motion to adjourn per M Hahn, second per C Adler

Next meeting : 11/8 @ 5 pm @ the farm

Weeds, Weeds and More Weeds.

In Georgia, our weeds are persistent growers year round.  When we clear our plots for the summer though, or between seasons when our veggies are not growing, weeds spread, multiply and celebrate!  That’s one of the reasons to plant a cover crop or spread some helpful mulch to the soil.  One of our farmers sent me photos of some of the rascals that are common in our gardens and need to be pulled before their  spreading roots take over.    So be vigilant, stay on top of the weeds and when you see one, pull three!