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first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Corn Farmers Encouraged to Vote in Growers Association Election The Indiana Corn Growers Association will be electing a new slate of farmer-members to serve on its board of directors during its annual meeting next month.This will be the first board election since the current ICGA board voted to change the association’s districts to align with Indiana’s nine Congressional districts. The goal of realigning the districts it to allow the board to stay more closely connected with legislators in each district.“One of the most important decisions you can do this year as a member of ICGA is vote for the 2015 Board of Directors,” said Herb Ringel, ICGA president and farmer from Wabash, Ind. “Our challenge as corn farmers to make sure our voices are heard in Washington, D.C. is greater than ever and we need engaged, committed directors to be the voice of Hoosier farmers to our Congressional delegation.”One farmer from each congressional district will be elected and voting is currently taking place with mailed ballots to all voting producer-members. Ballots are due back to the ICGA office by November 21. Voting will also take place during ICGA’s annual meeting on Tuesday, December 2 at the Glass Barn on the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.  Candidates for each district director position include:District 1: Michael McIntire from Lowell, Ind. in Lake CountyDistrict 2: Herbert Ringel from Wabash, Ind. in Wabash CountyDistrict 3: Sarah Delbecq of Auburn, Ind. in Dekalb CountyDistrict 4: Michael Beard of Frankfort, Ind., in Clinton County; Chad Cyr of Fowler, Ind. in Benton County; and George Morton of Lebanon, Ind. in Boone CountyDistrict 5: Ralph Kauffman of Atlanta, Ind. in Tipton County and Steve Ludwig of Hartford City, Ind. in Blackford CountyDistrict 6: Jeff Jordan of Richmond, Ind. in Wayne County; Ronnie Mohr of Greenfield, Ind. in Hancock County; and Jim Wenning of Cambridge City, Ind. in Wayne CountyDistrict 8: Michael Nichols of Rockport, Ind. in Spencer County; David Ring of Huntingburg, Ind. in Dubois County; James (JR) Roesner of Ferdinand, Ind. in Dubois County; and Dennis Whitsitt of Huntingburg, Ind. in Dubois CountyDistrict 9: Mike Flock of Ramsey, Ind. in Harrison CountyCandidates will be present at ICGA Annual Meeting on December 2 in Indianapolis and grower-members are encouraged to attend to meet the candidates and stay for the annual meeting, as well as the Joint Policy Forum hosted by ICGA and Indiana Soybean Alliance’s Membership & Policy Committee.“By hosting our annual meeting in conjunction with the Joint Policy Forum, we’ll be able to not only elect our new board of directors, but also engage in a discussion of local, state and federal issues facing farmers in the next year and beyond,” said Ringel.If you are a producer-member and did not receive a ballot in the mail or if you have additional questions regarding the elections, contact ICGA Governance Director, Hannah Brescher at 317-644-2791 or [email protected] more information on the elections and to RSVP for the annual meeting, visit www.incorn.org/policymeeting. Source: Indiana Corn SHARE Facebook Twitter Indiana Corn Farmers Encouraged to Vote in Growers Association Election Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Nov 14, 2014 SHARE Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleAnnual Crop Adviser Conference Set for December in Indianapolis Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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first_img March 1, 2004 Regular News DPC continues work on firm breakup rule DPC continues work on firm breakup rule A proposed rule seeking to set guidelines for contacting clients when a lawyer leaves a law firm or a law firm breaks up will receive further study from the Disciplinary Procedure Committee.The Board of Governors did not vote on the measure at its January 30 meeting after the Young Lawyer Division raised objections. Bar President Miles McGrane asked DPC Chair Don Horn to consider the YLD concerns rather than have the entire board get involved in amendments.Horn said the proposal arose from a grievance case that resulted from a lawyer taking some client files when he left the firm. The Bar realized it didn’t have any rules that regulated the breakup of firms or the departure of firm members.So the DPC took up the matter and drafted a proposed Rule 4-5.8, Procedures for Lawyers Leaving Law Firms and Dissolution of Law Firms. (See official notice in the January 1 Bar News. )“We generally describe what the Bar would expect from lawyers who decide to leave a law firm or when the law firm is dissolving, in part to make sure the clients are not harmed and to provide the lawyers with some guidance on what they ought to do,” Horn said. “It pretty much requires lawyers to try to reach some agreement on how things are going to be done. . . and requires them to inform the clients of their options and inform them of any financial consequences of any of the options.”YLD President Mark Romance said the division generally supports the concept of the rule, but has some problems with the way it was drafted.“It prohibits a lawyer who is leaving a law firm from unilaterally contacting a client without trying to negotiate a common communication with the law firm,” he said. “The rule does not prohibit the law firm from contacting the client.”That, he added, could favor the firm.Other problems, he said, are that a discussion on who owns the client file is in a commentary but not in a rule and the rule does not discuss what happens when a lawyer leaves and neither the firm nor the lawyer wants to take a client.On Romance’s first point, Horn said the committee considered that issue, but recognized the client to be a client of the firm, not the lawyer, and so didn’t prohibit contact by the firm. “The rule was to deal with the departing lawyer’s conduct,” he said.On other criticisms, he said the rule was not intended to say who owns a client file because there are contractual relationships and case law that determine ownership. He said what to do if neither the departing lawyer nor the law firm want a client is governed by Rule 4-1.6.Board member Jay White called the rule a good start, but said he agreed with the YLD reservations. McGrane then asked Horn to take the issue back to the DPC.On other matters, the board rejected a DPC recommendation to change Bar policies that would allow a partner or associate of a board member to represent respondents in limited types of Bar grievances. Current rules prevent any member of a governor’s firm from representing anyone in a grievance and prohibits their firm members from the same representations without a board waiver.Horn said the representation could occur only if the board gave a waiver, but other board members said it would create a bad impression.The board voted to reject that recommendation 14-11.The board did approve the DPC recommendation to rewrite several rules to replace the term “disciplinary resignation” with “disbarment by consent.” Horn said the committee was concerned the public would not appreciate that a disciplinary resignation was as serious as a disbarment.The board also approved the DPC recommendation to create a standing board policy that a grievance investigation may be deferred if there was a pending criminal or civil case on the same matter. “The purpose of the rule is to try to keep folks from using the disciplinary process as a substitute for civil proceedings or other remedies,” Horn said.Bar Counsel Tony Boggs said the change should not affect the statute of limitations on handling a grievance because the deadline would be tolled during the court proceedings as the complaint would be filed with the Bar but action on the complaint would be deferred.last_img read more

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first_imgDES MOINES — The state auditor is praising the way former ISU student Carson King has handled scrutiny after King’s handmade sign for ESPN’s “College GameDay” broadcast in Ames helped raise more than a million dollars for the University of Iowa’s Children’s Hospital.State Auditor Rob Sand says he’s glad his chief of staff and a campaign advisor gave 24-year-old Carson King tickets to Saturday’s game in Iowa City, so King can do “The Wave” to children in the hospital overlooking the field.The state auditor uses the word “classy” to refer to King’s apology for two inappropriate tweets King sent when he was a high school sophomore. The tweets were unearthed by a Des Moines Register reporter doing a profile of King.The news prompted Anheuser-Busch to announce it had severed ties with the 24-year-old, but the beer maker will follow through and make its donation to the hospital.The controversy has erupted on Twitter, sparking several hashtags and prompting The Washington Post to do a story. State Representative Ashley Hinson, a Republican from Marion who’s running for congress, tweeted this morning that she’s donated to the hospital because of King.Hollywood actor Tom Arnold, an Iowa native, tweeted to King that King did the right thing by “unconditionally” owning the mistake he made as a kid. Arnold told King, via Twitter, that he was a “quality man” for apologizing and Arnold suggested this has been a “teaching moment” for young social media users.”last_img read more