MEETING SET FOR WHEAT COMMISSION NOMINATING COMMITTEE

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has called a meeting of a nominating committee to select three persons for consideration as the member-at-large on the North Dakota Wheat Commission.

The meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 7, in the Roosevelt Park Room of the North Dakota Capitol in Bismarck.

The committee will submit a list of three nominees to Gov. Jack Dalrymple, who will appoint the member-at-large. The term of the current member, Bruce Freitag, Scranton, expires June 30. Freitag is eligible for reappointment.

Goehring will chair the committee which includes Eric Aasmundstad, president of the North Dakota Farm Bureau; Robert Carlson, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union; Keith Deutsch, president of the U.S. Durum Growers; Ken Grafton, director of the North Dakota State University Experiment Station; Duane Hauck, director of the NDSU Extension Service; Paul Lautenschlager, president of the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association; Andrew Smith, president of the North Dakota Crop Improvement Association, and Terry Weckerly, president of the North Dakota Grain Growers Association.

Established by the Legislature in 1959, the North Dakota Wheat Commission promotes and develops the orderly marketing and processing of North Dakota wheat. The commission funds research, education programs, and market development efforts. Commission activities are funded through a grower assessment. The commission is governed by six district commissioners elected by the membership and the member-at-large appointed by the governor.