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Minnesota Turkey Council seeks candidates for Board of Directors

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council is currently seeking candidates for five positions on its board of directors. Candidates must be turkey industry representatives willing to serve as leaders and advocates for the Minnesota turkey industry and to work to improve its profitability and viability. This is a great opportunity for members to help direct the industry while broadening their knowledge through service.

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To be considered, a person must share in the profits and risk of loss from producing turkeys during the current or preceding marketing year. Directors are elected to one three-year term. The board meets approximately eight times throughout the year.

The following positions are open:

•Region 1 Representative (1 position) - any candidate active in turkey breeding or production, living in the counties of Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Carlton, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Kanabec, Kittson, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Norman, Pennington, Pine, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, St. Louis, Todd, or Wadena

•Region 2 Representative (1 position) - any candidate active in turkey breeding or production, living in the counties of Big Stone, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Douglas, Grant, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nobles, Otter Tail, Pipestone, Pope, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Watonwan, Wilkin, or Yellow Medicine

•At-Large Breeder (1 position) - a producer of breeding stock from anywhere in the state is eligible

•At-Large Grower (2 positions) - a turkey grower from any part of the state is eligible

Interested candidates should contact the council offices by calling 763-682-2171. Nominations will close December 9, 2011, with elections to take place by mail ballot in January.

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