The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations for the Hass Avocado Board.

Seven seats on the 12-member/12-alternate member board are up for election, according to a news release from the Irvine, Calif.-based board. Two producer seats, three producer alternate seats, one importer seat and one importer alternate seat are open.

Six of the new members will serve three-year terms beginning Nov. 1 One member will serve a one-year term beginning Nov. 1.

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service oversees the board, which was founded in 2002. The 12-member board oversees the organization’s promotion, research and information programs.

For more information or for a copy of the nomination forms, contact Emiliano Escobedo or Sarah Reinhart at (949) 341-3250. They can also be reached by email at and