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Pear handlers will elect nominees for the Medford Handler 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.

The FPC handler position for the Medford district will be filled at the Fresh Pear Election Meeting, held at the Naumes, Inc on March 28, 2017 at 2pm. The position is held by Laura Naumes, with Mike Naumes as first alternate and Gerald May as 2ndalternate. Naumes Inc. is located at 2 W Barnett St. in Medford, Oregon.

All pear handler employees 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.