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May 11, 2016

Summary of the Committee's regular monthly meeting.

Present
L. Abersold, J. Garrison, D. Harter, L. Hough, T. Ingram, J. Klaue, K. Pletcher, M. Reightler, B. Tepsic

Staff Retreat

  • Save the date has been sent to UP College of Ag Sci Staff
  • Date is set for July 14, 2016
  • Waiting to hear from the Dean  about which meal to order.
  • Need to close registration by June 30, 2016 to give caterer a count.
  • Staff award nominations have been received and winners have been chosen, awards will be announced at the Retreat.
  • Invitees will have the option to choose between a facilities tour OR barn tour when they register.
  • 200 anticipated staff attending, currently room for 190 with confirmed tours.
  • Have three buses reserved, could possibly get four if needed.
  • Committee members will register and attend but we will plan to have two members on each bus for support.
  • Terra volunteered to create the requested paper survey to be filled out by participants at the conclusion of the event.

Confirmed Facility Tours

  • Creamery Tour  (1/2 hour, 30 people)
  • Meats Lab/Sausage Making (need timeline, 30 people)
  • Greenhouse/Corsage Making (1 hour, 50 people)
  • Arboretum (1 hour, 20 people)

Confirmed Barn Tours

  • Dairy & Horse (1 hour, 30 people)
  • Deer & Beef/Sheep (1 hour, 30 people)

Committee members are looking into adding the following facility tours –

  • Entomology Museum
  • Calorimeter Building
  • Tour with Ag Advocates highlighting the history of Ag Hill
  • Mushroom Building

Staff Retreat Tentative Schedule

  • 11:45 a.m. -  Lunch & Presentations (Ag Arena)
  • 1:30 -3:30 p.m.  – Tours (location determined by registration )
  • 3:30 p.m. – Awards & Ice-cream (location TBD – either Arboretum, Forestry or ASI)

SACD is planning to finalize details of the Staff Retreat at the next meeting on May 23, 2016, registration will follow.