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Election to be Held May 7th to Fill Vacant District III Board Seat on the Oklahoma Wheat Commission

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 12:30:35 CDT

Election to be Held May 7th to Fill Vacant District III Board Seat on the Oklahoma Wheat Commission The Oklahoma Wheat Commission will hold an election to fill the District III board seat opening. The election will be held Monday, May 7, 2018, commencing at 1 p.m. at the Kingfisher County Fairgrounds, Exhibit Building; 300 S. 13th Street, Kingfisher, Oklahoma. District III consists of Beckham, Blaine, Canadian, Custer, Dewey, Kingfisher, Roger Mills and Washita counties.


All wheat producers within District III boundaries who are actively engaged in wheat production, have marketed wheat, and have paid a check-off 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 producerís name and amount of wheat sold, and a driverís 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.


Three nominations will be made at the election, from which the Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture will appoint one person, to serve a five-year term with the Oklahoma Wheat Commission.


The Commissionís vacancy meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in conjunction with the OSU Wheat Field Day beginning at 11:00 a.m., followed by the vacancy meeting and lunch at noon and the election will begin promptly at 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided by the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association with Dr. Brian Arnall, Assistant Professor, Precision Nutrient ManagementóOklahoma State University, speaking on Apps, Tools and Techniques for Wheat Production.


Every wheat producer in the district is urged to participate in this important election. For further information, contact the OWC office at (405) 608-4350.


Source - Oklahoma Wheat Commission




   

 

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