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 Mid-Columbia district will be filled at the Winter Horticultural Meeting at the Best Western Hood River Inn on February 10. Grower Rod Laurance Foreman presently holds this position, first alternate is Gordy Sato, and second Alternate is Ron Rivers. The hotel is located at 1108 E. Marina Drive in Hood River.

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.