Oklahoma Wheat Commission to Hold District V ElectionFri, 15 May 2015 12:14:20 CDT
The Oklahoma Wheat Commission will hold an election to fill the District V board seat. The election will be held Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Pioneer Technology Center in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Wheat Commission Executive Director Mike Schulte said district covers the eastern half of the state. District V consists of all counties east of the Western boundary lines of Kay, Noble, Logan, Oklahoma, Cleveland, Grady, Stephens and Jefferson counties.
"We encourage all wheat producers who are in support of the checkoff program and have left their fee with the Oklahoma Wheat Commission to come and vote for this district election so their voice can be heard and we are excited for a good turnout," Schulte said.
All wheat producers within District V boundaries who are actively engaged in wheat production, have marketed wheat, and have paid a checkoff fee and left that fee with the Commission for the current year are eligible to vote. It will be the responsibility of the producer to prove their eligibility to vote by providing a dated grain elevator receipt including the producer's name and amount of wheat sold, and a driver's license or some other form of identification.
Candidates wishing to run in the election must be at least 25 years old, a resident of Oklahoma, engaged in growing wheat in the state for at least five years and must derive a substantial portion of his/her income from growing wheat.
At that election, the top three nominations will be sent to the Governor of Oklahoma. Governor Mary Fallin will appoint one person to serve a five year term with the Oklahoma Wheat Commission.
The Commission's vacancy meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at noon. The election will begin promptly at 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided at noon by the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association.
Every wheat producer in the district is urged to participate in this important election. The election will take place at the Pioneer Technology Center; located at 2101 N. Ash in the West Seminar Room, Ponca City, Oklahoma. For further information, contact the OWC office at (405) 608-4350.
Radio Oklahoma Network Farm Director Ron Hays interviewed Oklahoma Wheat Commission Executive Director Mike Schulte about the board election. Click or tap on the LISTENBAR to listen to the interview.
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