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Pear growers will elect nominees for a position 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.

There is a Grower FPC position for the Wenatchee district to be filled at 10:50 a.m. at the Pear Day meeting on January 16, 2019, at the Wenatchee Convention Center at 121 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801. The Grower Member position is currently held by Dale Foreman, 1st Alternate is Jim Koempel, and 2nd Alternate is Bryon McDougall. A new member will need to be selected since Mr. Foreman has served 3 out of a possible 3 consecutive terms.

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.