Alberta Wheat Commission calls for regional nominations

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The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) interim board of directors has announced its inaugural call for nominations. The AWC is seeking nominations for two directors and three regional representatives in each of its five regions.

To be eligible, producers must grow wheat in their region and have paid a checkoff to the AWC. Directors and regional representatives will represent growers in their respective regions. Nomination forms need to be signed by at least three eligible producers from the region a producer is being nominated in, and be accompanied by the written consent of the eligible producer who is being nominated.

The initial terms of office for directors and regional representatives are:

Region 1 – one year

Region 2 – two years

Region 3 – three years

Region 4 – two years

Region 5 – one year

Elections will take place at the following AWC regional meetings:

Region 1 – Lethbridge, Nov. 21

Region 2 – Strathmore, Nov. 19

Region 3 – Red Deer, Nov. 30

Region 4 – Vermilion, Nov. 22

Region 5 – Fairview, Nov. 16

Call-out for nomination information and the nomination form are available on the AWC website, or by calling Elizabeth Tokariuk, office administrator at 403-345-6550. Nominations must be filed in writing and received on or before Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

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