Almond Board of California Announces 2019 Election
MODESTO, Calif. — The Almond Board of California (ABC) announced Jan. 19, 2019, 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 Ninth St., Suite 1500, Modesto, CA 95354.
Additionally, one independent handler member position and one independent handler alternate position is available. Handlers must declare their candidacy, in writing, to the Almond Board no later than Jan. 19, 2019, to be considered for these positions.
A cooperative grower member and alternate nominee will be selected through their cooperative association.
The 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 Bunnie Ibrahim, senior analyst, Government Affairs, ABC, at (209) 343-3228.
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Almonds from California are a natural, wholesome and quality food. The Almond Board of California promotes almonds through its research-based approach to all aspects of marketing, farming and production on behalf of the more than 6,000 almond growers and processors in California, many of whom are multi-generational family operations. Established in 1950 and based in Modesto, California, the Almond Board of California is a non-profit organization that administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information on the Almond Board of California or almonds, visit Almonds.com or check out California Almonds on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and the California Almonds blog.