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Candidates sought for March Research, Promotion council

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Detroit Lakes, 56501

Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

DETROIT LAKES - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking candidates to replace 18 vacant positions on five commodity research and promotion council boards.

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Candidates will be selected through mail ballot elections to be held in March. The candidate registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 8. These farmer/leaders will serve three-year terms directing the investment of their Research and Promotion Council's check-off programs.

The open commodity councils' positions include:

• Barley Research and Promotion Council: Open position in District 3;

• Beef Research and Promotion Council: Open positions in Districts 1, 4, 5, 7 and 8;

• Corn Research and Promotion Council: Open positions in Districts 7, 8 and 9; one open position in the combined 1, 2 and 4th Districts;

• Soybean Research and Promotion Council: Open positions in Districts 4, 7 and 8; one open position in the combined 1, 2 and 3rd Districts; one open position in the combined 5th and 6th Districts;

• Wheat Research and Promotion Council: Open positions in Districts 1, 2 and 3.

Those interested in running for vacant positions should contact the council listed to find out nominating committee chairs:

• Barley Research and Promotion Office: 1-800-242-6118 or 218-253-4311

• Beef Research and Promotion Office: 952-854-6980 (metro)

• Corn Research and Promotion Office: 952-233-0333 (metro)

•Soybean Research and Promotion Office: 1-888-896-9678 or 507-388-1635

•Wheat Research and Promotion Office: 1-800-242-6118 or 218-253-4311

Farmers who voted last year will receive ballots by mail, but those who did not can request a ballot from the above commodity council offices by Friday, Feb. 8.

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