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Oilseed Commission Seeks Candidates for District 3 Post

Wed, 14 May 2014 15:53:43 CDT

Oilseed Commission Seeks Candidates for District 3 Post
The Oklahoma Oilseed Commission will conduct an election for the commissioner position representing District 3 of the Commission. District 3 consists of the following counties: Woods, Alfalfa, Major, Blaine, Kingfisher, Canadian, Grant, Kay, Garfield, Noble, Logan, Payne, Oklahoma, and Lincoln. Voters in District 3 will elect one commissioner to serve a five (5) year term beginning July 1, 2014. The election will be conducted beginning May 22, 2014 and ending June 6, 2014.

Anyone who is at least 25 years of age, is a resident of Oklahoma, has been actually engaged in the production of oilseed (canola or sunflowers) in the state for a period of at least two (2) years and derives a portion of their income from the production of oilseed is eligible to serve on the Commission. Candidates must also reside and farm in one of the counties comprising District 3.

The five member Oklahoma Oilseed Commission administers the check off funds which are collected on oilseed grown in the state. An assessment determined by the Commission is collected and used to develop programs that will enhance oilseed production, provide for oilseed research, promote market development and education, and improve profitability of Oklahoma oilseed production.

To provide proportionate distribution of commission members, the state of Oklahoma has been divided into five districts. Each oilseed producer in the district who is actively engaged in the production of oilseed in commercial quantities in the current fiscal year (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014) is eligible to vote. The voter must farm in one of the counties making up District 3.

The District 3 election will be conducted by mail-in ballot. Ballots will be available from the Oklahoma Oilseed Commission office, County Extension Offices in District 3, and grain elevators by May 15, 2014.

Voters must mail their completed ballots to the Oklahoma Oilseed Commission office, Attn: Ron Sholar, Executive Director, P.O. Box 2106, Stillwater, OK, 74076.

Ballots must be postmarked no later than midnight, June 6, 2014.



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