BC Forage Council
The BC Forage Council Annual General Meeting was held February 26, 2009 in Williams Lake. Approximately 15 members were present including president Doug Hatfield, Directors Corky Tucker, Ron Kaufman and Geneve Jasper and Dr. Shabtai Bittman via teleconference, and manager Fran Teitge.
Denise McLean has withdrawn as a Director and will be replaced by Brent Barclay, BCMAL from Prince George. The Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and the Kootenays Director positions are vacant.
All elected executive positions will remain the same as they are on a two-year term.
- President: Doug Hatfield
- Vice President: Doug Summer
- Secretary: Geneve Jasper
- Treasurer: Norm Dueck
Fran Teitge presented a 2008 managers report and the financials. The decision was made to extend the manager’s position for another year.
The current projects were discussed, and field manager Traugott Klein discussed the Highway 16 project. Corky Tucker and Ron Kaufman were present to discuss the Cariboo Variety Trials, and Dr. Bittman briefly discussed the proposed biofuel perennial grass project. Duncan Barnett, president of the Cariboo Cattlemen Association made a presentation on what types of research his organization would like to see the BCFC work towards. Brent Barclay presented a new project proposal on Alternate Winter Feeding Strategies that would be demonstrated in Smithers, Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, Prince George, Quesnel, Williams Lake and the Peace Region.
If you live in any one of the areas of the three vacant Board positions, please email or call me for further information.