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Steering Committee Meeting


June 27, 2005
Pee Dee Research and Education Center
Florence, South Carolina

Phil Bauer, Chair of the 2005 conference called the meeting to order at 7:30p. He reported on the state of the 2005 meeting. The meeting had 24 oral and 32 poster presentations with about 100 people pre-registered and another 40 to 50 people expected to walk in. In addition, a $15 meeting registration was available for those wishing to attend only the field tour; this registration was advertised by the farm bureau; they sent out 500 letters to producers.

David Jordan, Chair of the 2004 conference, renewed the project (SERA-IEG 20) under which the meeting is held. The renewal was sent to the project’s administrator Greg Weidemann, (Gregory J. Weidemann, Dean and Associate Vice President for Research, Phone: 479-575-2034 Fax: 479-575-7273

The future of the group was discussed with several suggestions, including the following: 1. Merging our group with a precision agriculture group that recently disbanded. They contributed 5 posters and 5 oral presentations to this year’s meeting. 2. Meeting with other groups to instill new ideas. Such groups include Southern ASA or APRES - the American Peanut Research and Education Society; David Jordan will check on the APRES meeting site in 2008. 3. Meet at a location that is more conducive to family activities. 4. Drop tillage from our name to be more open to other groups and concentrate on Conservation Management Systems or Conservation Technology Management Systems but still focus on Agriculture. Information on the future of the group will be taken up by an executive committee made up of the chairs of the meeting this year and for the next two years (Phil Bauer, Louis Baumhardt, and David Wright

The idea of meeting every two years was not supported.

Future Meeting Dates:

2006 Bushland or Amarillo, TX (R. Louis Baumhardt, Chair)
2007 Quincy, FL (David Wright, Chair)
2008 Possibly meet with APRES

The meeting adjourned at 8:30p

Respectfully Submitted,
Warren Busscher, Recorder