Hass Avocado Board Seeks to Fill Two Alternate Producer Vacancies

  • Aug 05, 2017

The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) is seeking to fill two producer alternate vacancies. The 12-member HAB Board — which operates under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture — promotes the consumption of Hass avocados in the U.S., represents domestic producers and importers of Hass avocados and directs HAB’s promotions, research and information programs.

The producer alternate vacancy terms expire in 2018 and 2019. To be eligible to serve on HAB, interested growers must certify that they are “engaged in the business of producing Hass avocados in the United States for commercial use, and that they own, or share in the ownership and risk of loss of such Hass avocados.” In addition, board members and alternates must be domiciled in the U.S.

To be considered, interested producers must email their name, and a brief candidate statement to Silvia Standke, HAB executive assistant, by August 16, 2017 at noon PST. Materials may be sent to Silvia at silvia@hassavocadoboard.com or 25212 Marguerite Parkway, Suite 250, Mission Viejo, CA, 92692.

Interested parties also may attend the HAB meeting and present his/her candidacy. The meeting will be held on August 31 at 1:30 PM at the La Costa Resort and Spa, located at 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA.

Please note that HAB’s request to fill these vacancies is not related to the 2017 Election.

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