Louisiana Egg Commission Meeting

Louisiana Egg Commission Meeting

Louisiana Egg Commission Meeting

October 17, 2012, 10:00 a.m.

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

5825 Florida Boulevard

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Bobby Yarborough at 10:15 a.m.


The roll was called by Eric Lee, Assistant Director

Members present: Robert Yarborough, Dr. Theresia Lavergne, Jerry Barnum, Jeanette Eisworth, Adam McAlphin, and Scott Fernandez

Members absent: Commissioner Mike Strain, DVM




Motion: Mr. Fernandez made a motion to approve the minutes from the March 28, 2012, meeting. The motion was seconded by Dr. Lavergne. Motion was passed.


Eric Lee gave an overview of the Poultry and Eggs Division’s budget report for July 2011 to June 2012.

Bobby Babin gave the Financial Report up to September 30, 2012.

Mr. Lee reported on the promotional activities sponsored by the Egg Commission since the last board meeting.


Dr. Lavergne introduced Christian Pelligrin, Poultry Science Student. Mr. Pelligrin was the winner of the $1000 dollar scholarship award from the Louisiana Egg Commission for the highest ranking student in the Louisiana Poultry Federation and was also the winner of a $1000 dollar scholarship award from the Louisiana Egg Commission for the highest individual on the Louisiana State University collegiate poultry judging team at the annual USPEA National Poultry Judging Contest held at LSU.

Mr. Pelligrin thanked the board for the opportunity and the scholarships.

Steve Lechich, Louisiana Network, passed out a Louisiana Network information folder and he gave his presentation to the board.

Mr. Babin recommended to the board to renew the package as is.

Motion: Ms. Eisworth made a motion to accept the package from Louisiana Network. Mr. Fernandez seconded the motion. Motion passed,

Mr. Babin gave an overview of the promotional activities the Egg Commission has entertained.

Motion: Motion was made by Dr. Lavergne to approve the Promotional Activities. Motion was seconded by Ms. Eisworth. Motion was passed.

Mr. Babin asked the board to review the enclosed information concerning Public Records Act, Open Meetings Law, and the Board of Ethics. He reminded the board they had to have one hour of education and training on the ethics code annually.

Mr. Yarborough was concerned if they would get a notice from the Board of Ethics when it is time to report their financial filing’s by May 15th. He asked the department to give the board members a 45 day notice prior to the due date. Mr. Babin stated he would remind them when it is time to file their Personal Financial Disclosure Statement next year.


Mr. Lee introduced John Walther, Assistant Commissioner of Animal Health and Food Safety.

Mr. Walther addressed the board.


The next meeting date of the Louisiana Egg Commission will be March 20, 2013.


Motion: Mr. McAlpin made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Ms. Eisworth and passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m.