Nominations for Hass Avocado Board Now Open
The Hass Avocado Board, comprised of 12 members, is now accepting nominations. HAB plays an important role in promoting consumption of Hass avocados across the United States. HAB board members attend four meetings a year and by sharing their expertise play an important decision-making role concerning HAB policies, research, promotional programs and direction. The term for new members and alternates begins November 1, 2021, with those newly elected being officially seated at the board meeting on December 1, 2021.
HAB mailed board nomination announcements to all eligible producers and importers on March 1. The timeline for the remainder of the process is as follows:
- March 30 — Deadline for receipt of nomination forms
- April 26 — Ballots mailed to producers and importers
- May 24 — Deadline for receipt of ballots
- June 7 — Nominations results announced by board with two nominees for each position in industry preference provided for consideration to the USDA Secretary of Agriculture
Complete information is provided on the HAB website.