February 9, 2021 Ranchers Stewardship Alliance meeting agenda

5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

Ranchers’ Stewardship Alliance February 2021 Meeting Agenda

Download the full meeting packet with zoom call-in info here, or email Laura at info@ranchstewards.org for more information.

Mission Statement: Ranching, Conservation, Communities – a Winning Team!

  1. Introductions/Roll Call (5 p.m., 25 minutes for next five agenda items)
  2. Agenda additions/changes
  3. Outreach: Has anyone presented to any groups pertaining to RSA this last month?
  4. Review and approve January minutes (attached)
  5. Review and approve financials (attached)
  6. Standing Committee Reports (5:25 p.m.; 15 minutes for questions, updates):
    1. Conservation Committee: Conni (attached)
    2. Phillips County Proud Committee (annual meeting): Kelli (attached)
    3. Workshop/Education Committee: Conni (attached)
    4. Communication Committee: Dale (attached)
    5. Fundraising Committee: Aaron and Vicki (attached)
    6. Expansion Committee: Sheila (December report attached)
    7. Beginning Ranchers Committee: Casey – Feb. 18, 1 p.m.
    8. Grassbank Committee: (attached)
  7. Old Business (5:40 p.m., 5 minutes for questions, updates)
    1. Two burger cows to go to Hi-Line Pack Monday, Feb. 22 for local food bank donation
    2. Set 2021 board meeting dates
  1. New Business (5:45 p.m.)
    1. Montana’s Master Hunter volunteer program – Kelly Beevers, OneMontana
    2. Fundraising Committee proposed fundraisers – Aaron & Vicki
    3. Soil Health Books for local schools? – Sheila
    4. Sierra Dawn Stoneberg Holt presentation in schools (attached)
  2. Learning agenda: What have we been curious about lately? What do we want to learn more about? Leo shares: I found an article in the WesternFarmPress.com about a program that facilitates the communication between livestock grazers and land managers. I went on the site and found some value in the information: https://www.farmprogress.com/disaster/uc-platform-launches-reduce-wildfire-fuel-feed-livestock > https://matchgraze.com/
  3. Announcements and upcoming events:
    1. Grassbank Committee: Feb. 11, 4 PM
    2. Beginning Rancher Committee: Feb. 18, 1 p.m.
    3. Fundraising Committee: Feb. 22, 6 PM
    4. Conservation Committee: March 4, 2 PM
    5. RSA Book Club Dates
      1. Feb. 23. 7 PM
      2. Mar. 16, 5 PM
    6. Rural Resilience Webinar Series:
      1. Tris Munsick, Feb. 16, 7 PM
      2. Nicole Masters, Mar. 16, 7 PP
      3. Dallas Mount, Apr. 20, 7 PM
      4. Leo Barthelmess + Todd Parker, May 18, 7 p.m.
      5. Nicole Masters in Winnett, Malta, Glasgow, Circle; June 28/29, July 10, 12, 14
  1. Adjourn meeting (6:15 p.m.)

 

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