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Four agriculatural promotion councils seek candidates

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Four Minnesota agriculture research and promotion councils are seeking candidates for their board elections.

Positions are open on the board of directors for the barley, beef, corn and soybean research and promotion councils. Candidates will be selected through mail ballot elections conducted by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) in March.

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The candidate registration deadline is Feb. 7. These farmer/leaders will serve three-year terms directing the investment of their research and promotion council’s check-off programs.

The open commodity council board positions in the lakes region include:

Barley Research and Promotion Council:

• Two at-large positions.

Beef Research and Promotion Council:

• District 6: Aitkin, Anoka, Carlton, Chisago, Crow Wing, Hennepin, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Pine, Ramsey, Washington counties.

Corn Research and Promotion Council:

• Districts 3, 5 and 6: Anoka, Aitkin, Benton, Carlton, Carver, Chisago, Cook, Crow Wing, Hennepin, Isanti, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Lake, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Ramsey, Renville, Sherburne, Sibley, St. Louis, Stearns, Todd, Wadena, Washington, Wright, Scott.

Soybean Research and Promotion Council:

• District 5 and 6: Aitkin, Anoka, Benton, Carlton, Carver, Chisago, Crow Wing, Hennepin, Isanti, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Ramsey, Renville, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Todd, Wadena, Washington, Wright.

For more information, contact the Barley Research and Promotion Office 800-242-6118 or 218-253-4311; Beef Research and Promotion Office at 952-854-6980; Corn Research and Promotion Office at 952-233-0333; Soybean Research and Promotion Office at 888-896-9678.

Farmers who voted last year will receive ballots by mail. Those who did vote last year can request a ballot from the above commodity council offices by Feb. 7.

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