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OPA accepting nominations for American Egg Board

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) is now accepting suggestions for nominations to serve on the 2017-2018 American Egg Board (AEB), which is U.S. egg farmer’s link to consumers in communicating the value of the incredible egg. Members serve two-year terms on the national board.“Board members serve a vital role in overseeing and carrying out AEB’s mission to increase demand for egg and egg products on behalf of U.S. egg farmers,” said Jim Chakeres, OPA executive vice president. “I encourage Ohio egg farmers to consider nominating themselves or another producer to serve in this important role to help guide the egg community and further our commitment to provide safe, wholesome, affordable eggs to Ohioans and the world.”To be eligible for nomination, persons must be producers or representatives of producers and they must own 75,000 or more laying hens. Producers who own less than 75,000 hens are eligible provided they have not applied for exemption and are paying assessments to AEB. Minorities and underserved populations, who meet the requirements, are encouraged to participate.The Board is appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and consists of 18 members and 18 alternates from all regions of the country who are egg farmers nominated by certified state and regional organizations representing egg farmers. Members and alternates may not serve more than three consecutive two-year terms in their current position.All nominations are due by 5 p.m. on June 3, 2016, to OPA at [email protected]last_img

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