On Thursday, March 30, ACI's Board of Directors and President Amy Cornell hosted the membership for our Annual Business Meeting and dinner. The evening began with an exhilarating motivational presentation from executive coach C. J. McClanahan. C. J.'s thought-provoking presentation and overall message was just the boost everyone needed as we gear up for a busy spring and challenging 2017. The annual business meeting commenced with heartfelt appreciation to 2016 Chairs Sal Sama, Winfield Solutions and Alan Lowe, Lowe's Pellets & Grain. Their leadership and steady hand through our recent transition was invaluable. We further welcomed new Board members Drew Garretson-Winfield/Land O'Lakes; George Greenwood-ADM Grain; and Justin Daugherty-GROWMARK. Current Board members Mike Schweickert-JP Morgan; Alan Lowe-Lowe's Pellets & Grain; and Marv Ulmet-Groundwork Bio-Ag were unanimously approved for a second term. Amy Cornell also extended special thanks to our retiring Board members Ryan Smith, CIE and Joe Farmer, The Andersons. Dr. Ken Foster, our Ex-Officio Board member is also retiring from his duties on the Board. All three of these gentlemen will be sorely missed although we know they will continue to be engaged in our membership.