The National Honey Board is seeking persons interested in serving as a Board member or Alternate Board Member.   

The National Honey Board is composed of 10 members, including three first handlers; two importers; one importer-handler; one marketing cooperative; and three producers, and their respective alternates. 

The Board will fill four seats, one first handler, one importer, one marketing cooperative, and one producer, and their respective alternates, to replace representatives whose terms expire at the end of this year.  All nominations to the National Honey Board must be made by qualified national organizations within the honey industry, and nominees must submit a completed application and background form.  Each selected member and alternate will serve a three-year term of office.  Final appointments are made by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

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If you are interested, please contact the National Honey Board for more information; either visit "About NHB" at www.honey.com or contact the Board's Chief Executive Officer Bruce Boynton at (303) 776-2337, or by email at bruce_boynton@nhb.org.  Inquiries must be made by April 30, 2013.  Interested persons are encouraged to review the HPIB Order and other information in the "About NHB" section of www.honey.com.

The National Honey Board meets periodically to review marketing and research activities that benefit the industry. The national program, which became effective in 2008, is industry-funded and supports the national marketing and promotion of honey and honey products.  USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service oversees Board activities to ensure fiscal responsibility, program efficiency and fair treatment of participating stakeholders.

The National Honey Board has adopted a Diversity Policy and encourages Board membership that reflects the diversity of the individuals served by the programs. All eligible women, minorities and persons with disabilities are invited to seek nomination for a seat on the National Honey Board.

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