President Ryan Forde called the March 2020 board meeting to order via conference call at 7am on the 12th. Present were Steve Lehenbauer, Matt Watts, Darin Sabers, Tim Groener, Kristi Browning, Sandy Perrin, Jyl Story, Layla Dunlap, and Sue Clark
Sue Clark with the DNRC Conservation Seedling Nursery and Layla with the Montana Department of Ag gave reports. The February minutes and financial report were reviewed and motion passed unanimously approving them. Jyl stated that the Specialty Crop Block Grant had been accepted and passed the first screening. Matt has been working on the fall tour with a couple members in Kalispell. Kristi gave some scholarship marketing updates that she had presented to a MSU Horticulture class. Tim gave the Billings chapter update that the meeting was attended by 35-40 people. Sponsorship perks were reviewed and decided to keep the same benefits. Executive Committee Report stated they had received several applications for the Executive Director and will continue to advertise.