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2009 CWAC, CAWG Annual County Meetings and Elections set

Colorado

Colorado wheat producers are invited to attend and participate in the annual county business meetings and elections jointly sponsored by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee and the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers. The business meetings and elections will be held Jan. 12 to 19, at 14 different locations.

"This is an opportunity for producers who pay the check-off to have their say in electing representatives in a public meeting in their respective counties. It affords an opportunity for everyone to hear the progress reports from the previously elected county representatives, the executive director, and staff," said CWAC president Randy Wilks of Burlington.

Wilks will discuss how funding from the producer-approved assessment is being invested in education, research and promotion programs and the new hard white wheat marketing program with ConAgra.

CAWG President Dave Anderson of Haxtun will present an update on state and national legislative activities, and the grower petition supporting the efforts of the National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates to make the products of both breeding and biotechnology a commercial reality in the wheat industry.

CWAC/CAWG Executive Director Darrell Hanavan will review the current U.S. and world wheat situation.

CWAC and CAWG are two distinctly separate organizations with different, but complimentary purposes.

CWAC is the producer-elected Board of Control for the Colorado Wheat Marketing Order whose purpose is to decide how assessment funds are to be spent for research, promotion and education activities.

CAWG is a voluntary membership association that lobbies on behalf of wheat growers at the state and national levels of government and provides special programs and benefits to dues paying members.

Calendar of CWAC/CAWG Annual County Meetings (2009):

Jan. 12:

--Noon, Prowers and Bent counties, Lamar, Truck Plaza, complimentary lunch;

--6 p.m., Baca and Springfield counties, Baca County Resource Center, complimentary dinner.

Jan. 13:

--7:30 a.m., Kiowa County, Eads, K and M Ranch House, complimentary breakfast;

--Noon, Cheyenne County, Cheyenne Wells, Fairgrounds Community Center, complimentary lunch;

--6 p.m., Lincoln, Elbert, and El Paso counties, Limon, Hub City Senior Center, complimentary dinner.

Jan. 14:

--7:30 a.m., Adams and Arapahoe counties, Byers, American Legion Building, complimentary breakfast;

--Noon, Kit Carson County, Burlington, The Post, complimentary lunch;

--6 p.m., Phillips and Sedgwick counties, Haxtun, Agricultural Education Building, complimentary dinner.

Jan. 15:

--9 a.m., Washington County, Akron, Central Great Plains Research Station, refreshments;

--Noon, Yuma County, Yuma, St. John's Lutheran Educational Building, complimentary lunch;

--7:30 p.m., Logan County, Sterling, Social Services Building, refreshments.

Jan. 16:

--8:30 a.m., Dist. #4 (Weld, Boulder and Larimer counties) Keenesburg, Roosters Country Grill, complimentary continental breakfast;

--Noon, Morgan County, Fort Morgan, Cooperative Extension Office, complimentary lunch.

Jan. 19:

--10 a.m., Dist. #9 (Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties), Hayden, Town Hall, complimentary lunch.

1/5/09
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Date: 12/29/08



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