NCACA Officers and Committee Members

PRESIDENT
Robert James
Homegrown Agriculture
PO Box 1227
Bethel, NC  27812
PH:  252-341-3966
Mobile:  252-341-3966
rwjames3@gmail.com

VICE PRESIDENT
Al Averitt
Protech Advisory Services, Inc.
955 Sandy Grove Rd
Lumber Bridge, NC  28357
PH:  910-858-3740
FAX:  910-858-2168
Mobile:  910-813-4033
al@protechag.com

TREASURER
Daniel Fowler
Fowler Crop Consulting, Inc.
PO Box 826
Weldon, NC  27890
PH:  252-813-3060
Mobile:  252-813-3060
dffowler@hotmail.com

SECRETARY
Mary Wilks
Carolina Precision Consulting, Inc.
5664 Fieldstream Dr.
Rocky  Mount, NC  27803
PH:  252-883-6321
FAX:  252-378-9052
Mobile:  252-883-6321

PAST PRESIDENT
Stan Winslow
Tidewater Agronomics, Inc.
PO Box 310
Camden, NC  27921
PH:  252-331-1008
FAX:  252-331-2001
Mobile:  252-333-0212
stan@tidewaterag.com

NCACA COMMITTEES AND REPRESENTATIVES (Chairperson listed first)

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE
To strive to maintain an optimal working relationship between Executive Director and NCACA members. This team should communicate with Executive Director to establish clear expectations and represent NCACA in negotiations of compensation. As needed the team would lead efforts to seek additional or replacement help in this area.
Al Averitt CHAIR
Billly McLawhorn
Mary Wilks
Daniel Fowler
Bruce Niederhauser

BUDGET COMMITTEE
To give guidance to the organization concerning all aspects of financial matters. They should review budget annually and report at the Spring Meeting.
Daniel Fowler CHAIR
Bruce Niederhauser
Mary Wilks

BUSINESS ETHICS COMMITTEE
This team, composed of the Executive Committee, shall be responsible to investigate questions or accusations of any member’s business practices that could result in undermining the principles of NCACA and to bring necessary information to the membership for decision of punitive actions.
Executive Committee

MEMBERSHIP/CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE
To maintain adherence to NCACA constitution, bylaws and principles of Robert’s Rules of Order in our organizational decisions. This person or team facilitates changes as needed to assure that our governing documents reflect our current priorities. They shall also receive membership applications, check out references and follow through with appropriate communications with membership and new member candidates. Unclear or debatable decisions should always be shared with the Executive Committee. To actively seek NCACA members of all categories; Full, Provisional, Affiliated, Associate, Out of State and Supporting. This may involve review of current policies, development of incentives, group efforts etc as well as individual contact.

General:
Chair of committee be prepared to act as parliamentarian in meetings if called upon.

Constitution:
• Assure that a hard copy of the Constitution and Bylaws is kept current and available to any voting member as requested.
• Assure that a copy of the Constitution and Bylaws is at every business meeting.
• Draft amendment proposals as needed and follow constitutional steps to appropriately bring before the voting membership.

Membership:
• Work with Administrator to make sure online application is current and hard copies available as needed.
• Make efforts to promote membership in the organization.
• Upon receiving an application for membership:
1. Review and verify appropriateness of application by constitutional standards and discuss any problems with the applicant.
2. Call references or otherwise follow constitutional procedures appropriate to type of membership.
3. Present application to membership for vote at an official meeting.
4. Inform applicant of the membership’s decision and, if accepted, make sure the Secretaryr receives contact information in order to then bill the applicant for the current year’s dues.
5. Though not specified in constitution, we have at times voted approval “pending positive information from references” in the case of applications received the day of an official meeting.

Billy McLawhorn CHAIR
Daniel Fowler
Danny Pierce

EDUCATION COMMITTEE
To promote NCACA’s effort in training of our own members. Specific
responsibilities include tracking NCACA CEUs as well as facilitating
continuing education credits for CCA and respective state licenses. This team is responsible for the Spring Meeting. They are encouraged to have input to the Fall Meeting and online education opportunities though other committees have more direct responsibility for implementation.
Chris Pierce CHAIR
Grey Taylor
Matt Winslow

GOVERNMENT LIAISON
Strives to keep NCACA membership informed of State and Federal government activity that may affect our practice of agricultural consulting and organize group communications to policy makers as needed.
Matt Winslow

NOMINATION COMMITTEE
Proposes to the membership at large individuals to serve Vice President and secretary/Treasurer. They should identify potential candidates and present them at the Spring Meeting.
Danny Pierce CHAIR
Bill Peele
Billy McLawhorn

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
To plan and implement the Fall Meeting in order to strengthen and promote the organization. The elements of organizational business, publicity, service to agriculture and professional development should all be considered in the process. The team shall typically consist of a member at large, the chair of the Education Committee, Vice President Elect, the Vice President, the President and immediate Past President. The team will be chaired by the standing Vice President.
VACANT – CHAIR- Vice President
Stan Winslow – President
Bill Peele – Past President
Will Connell
Tom Rountree
Bruce Neiderhauser

PROMOTION COMMITTEE
To promote the profession of agricultural consulting, NCACA and individuals within NCACA by acknowledging individual and group accomplishments. Vehicles would include newspapers, magazines, our display, our website and the Harvest quarterly newsletter.
Danny Pierce  CHAIR
Daniel Fowler
Billy McLawhorn
Mary Wilks
Al Averitt

WEBSITE COMMITTEE
To promote NCACA education and encouragement by means of online communications. Specifically, this team is to assure that website is kept up to date and pertinent, actively seek educational content, work with Promotion Committee in using the website, and assist the E.D. in sending email announcements.
Matt Winslow  CHAIR
Al Averitt

NAICC LIAISON
An individual charged with keeping NCACA members informed of activity of NAICC especially in regard to how that activity may affect NCACA and its members.
Matt Winslow

NC COTTON PROMOTION REPRESENTATIVE
An individual who represents NCACA on the NC Cotton Promotion Board.
Chad Harrell

CCA BOARD REPRESENTATIVE
An individual who represents NCACA on the CCA Board.
Jim Driver

CPANC BOARD REPRESENTATIVE
An individual who represents NCACA on the CPANC Board.
Billy McLawhorn

NC PEANUT BOARD REPRESENTATIVE
An individual who represents NCACA on the NC Peanut Board.
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MANAGEMENT BY:
Brad Aderhold
Executive Director
North Carolina Agricultural Consultants Association (NCACA)
716 Richmond St.
Raleigh, NC  27609
Phone (919) 247-0422
Email: brad@adversecreations.com