The Raisin Administrative Committee is seeking growers to serve on its board of directors.
The Fresno, Calif.-based organization is scheduling meetings to receive nominations from independent producer representatives willing to serve on the committee for two-year terms.
The organization has scheduled Feb. 28 meetings in Fresno, Madera, Calif., and Visalia, Calif.
After it receives the nominations, the organization plans to mail ballots to all independent producers for voting.
All California raisin producers are welcome to attend the meetings and participate in the discussions but only independent producers who aren’t members of the Raisin Bargaining Association or the Kingsburg-based Sun-Maid Growers of California, may nominate, vote or serve on the committee, according to a news release.
Those who sold for cash to Sun-Maid during the 2012-13 or current crop year are ineligible, according to the release.
Supervised by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the federal marketing order is led by 47 growers, packers and a public member.
The next committee term is scheduled to begin May 1.