07-13-16 CWAC and CAWG 2016-17 Board Announcement

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July 13, 2016—- Fort Collins, Colorado—–The Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC) announces receipt of the Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, Don Brown’s, appointments for the 2016-17 Wheat Administrative Committee Board of Control.

The most recent appointments mark a departure from the traditional producer-elected members to Commissioner appointed selections of the Administrative Committee Board of Control as outlined in the Wheat Marketing Order issued on May 5, 1958.  “For the past 30 years, the wheat farmers of Colorado held county and district level elections, to assemble the leaders for the Administrative Committee.  We recognize this changed procedure presents challenges and opportunities. We will adapt and grow with the strong foundation of the Colorado Wheat industry,” reflected current CWAC President Dave Anderson of Haxtun. “The strength of our industry lies in the resiliency and eternal optimism of the passionate farmers and staff.”

The seating of the 2016-17 board as well as the election of officers will be held during the August board meeting.

The Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) has seated the 2016-17 Board of Directors and elected new officers to serve the Colorado wheat producers in uniting the voice of wheat farmers.  Brian Brooks of Walsh was elected President, Dan Anderson of Haxtun will continue to serve as Vice-President, Mark Linnebur of Byers stays on as Secretary-Treasurer, and Randy Traxler from Otis will transition to Past-President for the term running July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.  “I look forward to maintaining the strong position of CAWG at the state and national levels. With continued attacks on the American farmer from many policy directions, it is important for our farmers to be united and resolute,” said Brooks as he considers the year ahead.

CWAC is the producer-appointed Board of Control for the Colorado Wheat Marketing Order whose purpose is to decide how assessment funds are to be spent for research, promotion, and education activities. CAWG is a voluntary membership association that lobbies on behalf of wheat growers at the state and national levels of government and provides special programs and benefits to dues paying members.

Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC)

2016-17

Board of Control

District 1 (Comprised of Sedgwick, Phillips, and Logan Counties):

Member:  Brian Starkebaum  Haxtun, CO

Alternate:  Les Peterson  Ovid, CO

District 2 (Comprised of Morgan, Washington, and Yuma Counties):

Member:  Cary Wickstrom  Orchard, CO

Alternate:  Sara Olsen  Yuma, CO

District 3 (Comprised of Cheyenne and Kit Carson Counties):

Member:  Chris Tallman  Brandon, CO

Alternate:  Randy Wilks  Burlington, CO

District 4 (Comprised of Weld, Boulder, and Larimer Counties):

Member:  Kit Rosling  Roggen, CO

Alternate:  Brad Warren  Keenesburg, CO

District 5 (Comprised of Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Elbert, and Douglas Counties):

Member:  Mark Linnebur  Byers, CO

Alternate:  Dale Ness  Byers, CO

District 6 (Comprised of Lincoln, El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano, Custer, and Fremont Counties):

Member:  Marilyn Litzenberger  Arriba, CO

Alternate:  Steve Beedy  Genoa, CO

District 7 (Comprised of Bent, Kiowa, Crowley, Otero, and Las Animas Counties):

Member:  Burl Scherler  Sheridan Lake, CO

Alternate:  Shelby Britten  Haswell, CO

District 8 (Comprised of Prowers and Baca Counties):

Member:  Brett Shelton  Lamar, CO

Alternate:  Brian Brooks  Walsh, CO

District 9 (Comprised of Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt Counties):

Member:  Mike Williams  Hayden, CO

Alternate:  Brett Grandbouche  Craig, CO

Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG)

2016-17

Board of Directors

District 1 (Comprised of Sedgwick, Phillips, and Logan Counties):

Member:  Dan Anderson  Haxtun, CO

Alternate:  Lynn Seger  Haxtun, CO

District 2 (Comprised of Morgan, Washington, and Yuma Counties):

Member:  Randy Traxler  Otis, CO

Alternate:  Nick Midcap  Wiggins, CO

District 3 (Comprised of Cheyenne and Kit Carson Counties):

Member:  Chris Tallman  Brandon, CO

Alternate:  Vacant

District 4 (Comprised of Weld, Boulder, and Larimer Counties):

Member:  Jerry Cooksey  Roggen, CO

Alternate:  John Reid  Keenesburg, CO

District 5 (Comprised of Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Elbert, and Douglas Counties):

Member:  Mark Linnebur  Byers, CO

Alternate:  John Sauter  Keenesburg, CO

District 6 (Comprised of Lincoln, El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano, Custer, and Fremont Counties):

Member:  Kurt Thompson  Limon, CO

Alternate:  Steve Beedy  Genoa, CO

District 7 (Comprised of Bent, Kiowa, Crowley, Otero, and Las Animas Counties):

Member: Shelby Britten  Haswell, CO

Alternate:  Burl Scherler  Sheridan Lake, CO

District 8 (Comprised of Prowers and Baca Counties):

Member:  Brian Brooks  Walsh, CO

Alternate:  Mark Leiker  Holly, CO

District 9 (Comprised of Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt Counties):

Member:  Chris Frentress  Hayden, CO

Alternate:  Wayne Counts  Craig, CO

 Submitted to BARN Media by:

Kim Warner

Executive Director

Colorado Wheat

kwarner@coloradowheat.org

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