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Date Revised: February 26, 2003
Mission, Policy, and Operating
The mission of the HWWQC is to provide a
forum for leadership and communication in promoting continuous quality
improvement among the various elements of the community of hard winter wheat
interests. The HWWQC will provide an organization structure to evaluate the
quality of hard winter wheat experimental lines and cultivars that may be
grown in the traditional growing regions of the United States. The HWWQC
also will establish other activities as requested by the membership. The
HWWQC operates under the direction and supervision of the Wheat Quality
- Encourage wide participation by all
members of the hard winter wheat industry.
- Determine, through professional consulting
expertise, the parameters and ranges that adequately describe the
performance characteristics that members seek in new and existing
- Promote the enhancement of hard winter
wheat quality in new cultivars.
- Emphasize the importance of communication
across all sectors and provide resources for education on the continuous
quality improvement and utilization of hard winter wheat.
- Encourage the organizations vital to hard
winter wheat quality enhancement to continue to make positive
contributions through research and communications.
- Offer advice and support for the U.S.D.A.
- A.R.S. Hard Winter Wheat Quality Laboratory in Manhattan, KS.
- The membership of the HWWQC will consist
of members of the WQC.
HWWQC Technical Board
- The Technical Board shall be the
administrative unit responsible for managing the functions of the HWWQC.
- The Technical Board shall consist of five
members, elected from the membership, to serve three-year terms.
- Officers of the technical board shall
consist of a chair, vice-chair, and secretary.
- Each officer serves three years in his or
- Terms start the day after the annual
meeting of the HWWQC.
- The vice-chair generally replaces the
chair at the conclusion of the chair’s term and the secretary generally
replaces the vice-chair at the conclusion of the vice-chair’s term.
- Officers (normally only the secretary)
shall be elected annually at the annual meeting of the HWWQC by nomination
and majority vote.
- Any eligible member may be reelected after
being out of office for one year.
- Vacancies that occur during the term of
office of the members of the technical board shall be filled by nomination
and majority vote of the remaining members of the technical board and the
WQC Executive Vice President. The appointee will serve the remaining term
of the vacancy (up to three years).
- Exceptions to the above may be granted if
voted on by the Technical Board or by majority vote of the HWWQC at the
Duties of the Technical Board
- The chair shall be responsible to
establish a meeting place and preside at all meetings of the technical
board and Wheat Quality Council (selected elements of the General
- The vice-chair shall preside at meetings
in absence of the chair and assume such duties as may be assigned by the
chair of the technical board.
- The secretary shall be responsible for
taking minutes of the technical board meetings.
- The Technical Board will direct the
Executive Vice President of the WQC on disbursement of allocated funds.
- The chair shall be responsible for
communicating budget needs to the Executive Vice President.
- The Technical Board is responsible for
presenting budget updates to the general membership at the annual meeting.
- Technical Board members shall serve
- The WQC Executive Vice President for some
technical board functions may authorize certain paid expenses.
Hard Winter Wheat Quality Evaluation
and Advisory Committee
A technical committee entitled “Hard Winter
Wheat Quality Evaluation and Advisory Committee” shall be established and
consist of the five technical board members and key WQC members working on
hard winter wheat. Those members should include, but are not limited to:
- The director of the USDA Hard Winter Wheat
Quality Laboratory, Manhattan, KS.
- At least one hard winter wheat breeder
from the Great Plains area.
- At least one cooperator from hard winter
wheat milling or baking laboratories.
- The senior scientist/editor responsible
for the hard winter wheat quality annual report.
Evaluation and Responsibilities
- Establish procedures and requirements for
the annual grow out (if applicable), handling, evaluation and reporting of
the experimental test line quality evaluation program.
- Annual approval of the samples submitted
by hard winter wheat breeders.
- The collection milling and reporting of
the experimental and check samples.
- Distribution of samples to cooperators
(member companies willing to conduct testing and baking evaluations on the
- Preparation of an annual quality report.
- Each breeder entity shall have the
privilege of submitting two experimental test lines and one check cultivar
each year for evaluation. If slots are available by some breeders not
submitting the full allotment, other breeders may submit more than two up
to a maximum of 30 samples annually.
- The annual meeting of the HWWQC shall
coincide with the annual meeting of the WQC. If for some reason the WQC
annual meeting is not held, it shall be the duty of the technical board
chair to establish an annual meeting time and place.
- The purpose of the meeting shall be to
discuss the results of the cooperators quality testing program, elect
board members and carry on other business as required by the HWWQC.
- The Technical Board may establish other
meetings determined to be necessary.
Finances and Budget
- The executive board of the WQC shall
designate the finances required to meet the operating expenses of the
- The budget shall be presented for
membership approval at the annual meeting.
- Amendments to the policy and operation
procedure of the HWWQC can be made by majority vote of the HWWQC members.
- The proposed changes must be submitted in
writing and must be in the hands of the membership two weeks prior to
voting on the change.