In August 2011, the California Wheat Commission will conduct district elections for the positions of Commissioner and Alternate Commissioner for five California districts: District 2 – Butte, Colusa, Glenn, and Lake counties, District 4 – Solano and that portion of Sacramento County lying southwest of River Road and Road J-11, District 6 – Merced & Madera counties, District 9 – Kern County, and District 11 – San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The term of office for Commissioners and their Alternates is three years.

Involvement in the California Wheat Commission enables California producers to take a more active role in national wheat organizations and wheat policymaking bodies. A qualified producer member or alternate is defined as any person who is engaged within this state in the business of producing wheat for market during any of the preceding three marketing seasons, and who must reside or conduct farming operations in the district in which the election is to be held.

Interested individuals are encouraged to contact the California Wheat Commission to obtain a nomination petition. Petitions are also available via the Commission’s website in the News/Info section. To be included on the ballot, completed nomination petitions must be returned to the Commission no later than July 20, 2011.