Betty Malone reported on the Checkoff Study Task Force's progress, including:
- An overview of the Task Force findings
- A synopsis of Task Force Recommendations (Power Point)
- A DRAFT of what a Checkoff program for the Christmas Tree Industry MIGHT look like
- Thoughts on Leveraging Checkoff funds
- Checkoff Task Force Contact info
- People in the Christmas Tree Industry that have experience with Checkoffs involving other commodities
Hugh Whaley led the group through some ins and outs of checkoffs, and a question and answer period.
Paul Teague discussed his experiences with the Watermelon Promotion and Research Board, as a grower, first handler for other growers and board member.