Almond Board of California (ABC) announced January 20, 2018 as the deadline for filing nomination petitions for two independent grower member positions and two independent grower alternate positions on the ABC Board of Directors. To be considered for the position, each candidate must be a grower and must submit a petition signed by at least 15 independent almond growers (verified by the Almond Board). The petition should state the position for which the candidate is nominated and be filed with Almond Board of California at 1150 9th Street, Suite 1500, Modesto, California 95354.
Additionally, two independent handler member positions and two independent handler alternate positions are available. Handlers must declare their candidacy, in writing, to the Almond Board no later than January 20, 2018 to be considered for these positions.
A cooperative grower member and alternate nominee will be selected through their cooperative association.
Almond Board of California is the agency established to administer the Federal Marketing Order for almonds. The Almond Board assures industry compliance with marketing order regulations and is responsible for administering all aspects of the marketing order. It also serves the almond industry in other major areas, including production research, generic advertising and public relations, and accumulation, compilation and dissemination of statistical information.
The Almond Board encourages eligible women, minorities and people with disabilities to consider running for a position on the Board of Directors as it believes this committee should reflect the diversity of the industry it serves.
For further information call Sue Olson, Associate Director, Marketing Order Services, at (209) 343-3224.