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Pear growers will elect nominees for positions on the Fresh Pear Committee (FPC) of Marketing Order #927.  The committee is responsible for the collection of assessments for research, and the promotion and advertising of all pears marketed in the domestic and export markets.

The FPC grower position for the Wenatchee district will be filled at the North Central Washington Pear Day at the Wenatchee Convention Center on January 18, 2017. FPC Wenatchee Grower Member Dale Foreman presently holds this position, 1st alternate is Jim Koempel, and 2nd Alternate is Bryon McDougall. The Convention Center is located at 201 North Wenatchee Avenue in Wenatchee.

All pear growers are eligible to attend and participate in the respective nominations.  The committee encourages women, minorities, and the physically challenged, who qualify as pear growers/handlers, to attend and participate in the nomination proceedings.  Names of those elected will be submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture for official appointment to the committee, and will serve for a two-year period.