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Oklahoma Wheat Commission to have District III election

The Oklahoma Wheat Commission will have an election to fill the District III opening.

The election will be at 2 p.m. May 15, at the Kingfisher County Fairgrounds, Exhibit Building, Kingfisher, Okla. 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 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.

Three nominations will be made at the election, from which the governor of Oklahoma 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, and the election will begin promptly at 2 p.m.

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

Date: 5/6/2013



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