Crawfish Promotion and Research Board

Name Crawfish Promotion and Research Board
Contact Person Robert Buller - Secretary
Mailing Address 135 Charlie Dr.
Opelousas, LA 70570
Phone Number 337-380-2744
Fax Number --
Board Email admin@crawfish.org
Website www.crawfish.org
Legal Authority Louisiana Crawfish Promotion and Research Board
Year Created 1983
Organizational Placement Louisiana Department of Ag and Forestry
Purpose/Function This Board is funded by a voluntary check-off program by crawfish farmers and harvesters. No state monies are involved with this Board. The purpose of this Board is to allow crawfish farmers and harvesters a unified effort in promoting their product (crawfish).
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 13
Number Currently Serving: 12
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 4
Estimated number in current year: 4
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $40      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $1713
  Current year budgeted: $0
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency:
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes Louisiana Crawfish Research & Promotion Board
11-26-2012

This board established in the mid 80’s has always operated on self generated funds, which are reaffirmed by a 5 year required referendum by the producers that provided the assessment to the board. Through the many referendums it has always been reaffirmed by a large majority.
This board has never requested or received any funding from any other source, including local, state, or federal governmental budgets.
It is one of the few self sustaining boards that operates on the funds that it raises by the will of its industry. Its performance and relevancy is checked regularly by its five year referendums.
This board has not used the budget system means of accounting, but has used the standard business practice accounting system, that clearly accounts for all funds with the highest level of transparency.

Stephen Minvielle
Executive Director
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