Mandan News

Election for Barley Council

NDSU Extension Agent
By Jackie Buckley

Dates to Remember
Feb. 20 – BQA Re-certification, USDA ARS Station, Bridge Conference Center, 1 p.m.
Feb. 20 – Morton Count Fairgrounds, New Salem, 7 p.m.
Feb. 25 – Private Pesticide Re-certification, USDA ARS Station, 1 p.m.
Feb. 28 – Private Pesticide Re-certification, Morton County Fairgrounds, 1 p.m.
Feb. 28 – Morton County Barley Council Election, 1 p.m., Fairgrounds, New Salem

Barley Council Election Scheduled
The Morton County Barley Council Election will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, 1 p.m., at the Morton County Fairgrounds in New Salem. Each county in District Five will be holding these elections. The NDSU Extension Service in these counties will be conducting these elections as mandated by state statute.

Each person, landlord, tenant, husband and/or wife, who planted barley in 2013 or intends to plant barley in 2014 and who has not claimed any barley tax refund within the past year (except for duplicate payments), if present in person, is entitled to vote and is eligible to be a candidate.

The North Dakota Barley Council was created in 1983 by legislative enactment to facilitate the production, development, marketing and promotion of barley. All barley growers have a definite interest in the membership of the Council and are encouraged to participate in the election. A district election will be held in March. The Morton County representative will be asked to attend the district meeting to represent Morton County. The Morton County representative will be eligible to be elected to the state Barley Council.

For more information about the election contact the Morton County Extension Office at 701.667.3340.