Sep 1, 2022
Texas Pecan Board schedules election for 3 at-large members

The Texas Pecan Board will hold elections Oct 28, 2022 to elect three board members. The Board was established in 1998 after pecan growers throughout Texas voted into effect a one-half-cent-per-pound pecan assessment to provide funds for promotion, education and research.

Nine pecan producers serve on the Texas Pecan Board. Board members whose terms will expire in 2022 are: Mike Adams of Henderson, Kortney Chase of San Saba, and Dennis Hardman of San Saba. Also currently serving on the board are Rodney Myers of Brownwood, Tami Sorrells of Comanche, Troy Swift of Lockhart, Jennifer Ivey of El Paso and Joe Massey of San Antonio.

Nomination forms for candidates who wish to have their names placed on the ballot may be obtained from Meghan Mabry, TPB Representative, Texas Pecan Board, PO Box 15889 College Station, TX 77841 or email texaspecanboard@gmail.com and your local county extension office.

Nomination forms will be available after Sept 1, 2022 and must be filed with the TPB Representative, no later than Oct 1, 2022.

Any eligible voter-producer may place his or her name in nomination to serve as a member on the Texas Pecan Board. Nomination forms must be signed by the applicant and by at least ten (10) other eligible voters-producers. Eligible voters are those pecan producers in Texas who are subject to the one-half cent pecan assessment; i.e. pecan producers with at least 500 trees on a minimum of 15 acres.

Ballots containing the names of all persons who have validly filed petitions will be available from the TPB Representative on Oct 1, 2022 . Ballots will be mailed to all known, eligible voters in Texas on Oct 1, 2022 and to Extension offices in Pecan Counties. Voting will be held by mail. Ballots must be postmarked, Texas Pecan Board, PO Box 15889 College Station, TX 77841, by midnight on Oct 28, 2022, in order to be counted. This election is required by Chapter 41 of the Texas Agriculture Code.

The ballots will be counted in early November and results announced shortly thereafter. The pecan assessment went into effect in September 1998. All pecan producers with at least 500 trees on a minimum of 15 acres are required, under the Texas Commodity Referendum Law, to pay the one-half-cent-per-pound assessment. The assessment, which is refundable, is to be collected by the first handler and submitted to the Texas Pecan Board.

For more information on the TPB election or the pecan assessment program, contact Meghan Mabry, TPB Representative, Texas Pecan Board, PO Box 15889 College Station , TX 77841 or texaspecanboard@gmail.com or visit the TPB website at www.texaspecanboard.com.


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