|Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight||Volume 6, Issue 20|
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Women’s Strategic Planning Committee to Report at JNHE
The Strategic Planning Committee formed by American Hereford Women (AHW) and the National Organization of Poll-ettes (NOP) has been dedicating much time to discussing the possibility of merging the two organizations.
The committee is currently preparing a report for presentation to and discussion with the general membership at the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Tulsa. The full report is planned for the “Women’s Forum on the Future” at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday July 7, or immediately following the NOP Breakfast. Members of both organizations are invited to attend both the breakfast and the forum. Please RSVP to Susan Gebhart (see contact info below) if you plan on attending. There will be no cost, but organizers would like a head count to plan for seating and hand-outs.
The committee encourages everyone to participate in the discussion regarding the potential for a combined national organization. Such an organization would be designed to affiliate with and support state level organizations of horned, polled or combined membership. While the committee members are in agreement that such an organization would be well suited to current needs, demographics and potential members, it is also understood that this process is one that depends upon consensus within the respective memberships.
The objective of the forum is to report and discuss in order to gain member input and reaction to such a proposal. A second forum is planned for Kansas City during the American Royal in order to offer an opportunity for discussion and feedback to those unable to attend in July. At that point, it is hoped the groups will be ready to collectively agree to either table or continue to pursue the idea of a combined organization.
Given the cost of postage to send a traditional mailing to the membership, the newsletter, Web-based info and e-mail updates to directors will be used to keep members informed.
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Glenn Grimes and Ron Plain, University of Missouri-Columbia
Grimes and Plain offer market updates for the week past each Friday afternoon. To view this information, visit the University of Missouri AgEBB Web site.
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