Utah Pork Producers Association Business and Membership Meeting
Mountainland Applied Technical College, Lehi
Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 9:00am
The meeting was called to order by Jim Webb, president of UPPA at 9:10am.
The membership was welcomed and guest speakers were welcomed to the meeting.
The minutes of the July 8, 2016 were reviewed. Matt Robinson made a motion to approve the minutes. Cole Sorenson seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the minutes.
Dwight Potter, UPPA Treasurer, gave a financial report. The 2016 revenue was $191,000.00 and the expenses for 2016 were $165,579.00. The balance in the check off account as of Dec 31, 2016 was $82,666.15 and the balance in the non check off account as of Dec 31, 2016 was 34,560.29. The amount of reduced income in 2016 was the low lower prices of hogs and the lower amount of hogs sold.
The UPPA Board of Directors held an elections for available positions on the board. These positions are for 3 years. The positions up for re-election are Dwight Potter, commercial and Todd Ballard, Independent. Todd Ballard was nominated by Mike Falslev for a position on the board. Kevin Allred seconded the nomination. The independent producers voted unanimously in favor of Todd Ballard.
Dwight Potter was nominated by Cole Sorenson for a position on the board. Ruben Vasquez seconded the nomination. The commercial producers voted unanimously in favor of Dwight Potter.
Allison Fiscus gave an update on the status of the quilt that has been made for the benefit of Chris Griffin’s family. Non Check Off paid for the materials of the quilt and the quilting of the quilt. UPPA donated their time in assembling the top of the quilt. Tickets will be sold at $4.00 each, or 3 for $10.00 or 7 for $20.00. Tickets will continue to be sold at NPB next week when Allison is at a meeting and at the 2017 Forum being held in Atlanta. A winner will be chosen the last day of Forum and all proceeds will be given to Chris’s family to help with medical costs.