The December Conference Call meeting was called to order by President Shane Clouse. The minutes and financials were approved by consent agenda. A motion was made and seconded to award a $1500 scholarship to Jeffrey Korff of Montana State University. Expo details were reviewed. Toby Day has agreed to write a Specialty Crop Block Grant as a cooperative effort between MNLA and MSU. The grant will request dollars to creating a new Tree and Shrub catalog both in print form and pdf. Caroline Wallace and Ryan Forde will attend the Idaho Hort show in January and Shane Clouse and Mike Cashman will attend the AMTOPP conference at Fairmont in January.