Our Producers Determine our Priorities!
In 1965, the Oklahoma Wheat Resources Act established the Oklahoma Wheat Commission, and with it a framework for Oklahoma wheat producers to invest in the promotion of their product, Hard Red Winter wheat.
The Oklahoma Wheat Commission is entirely producer-controlled. Oklahoma wheat producers elect their fellow producers to serve as commissioners in district elections. Each district has an opportunity to elect a commissioner every 5 years. Once selected, commissioners are appointed by the Governor of Oklahoma to serve a 5-year term. Five Oklahoma wheat producers make up the board of commissioners.
The May Oklahoma Wheat Commission Board Meeting and District IV election will be held in Walters, Oklahoma, at the Cotton County Electric Community Center May 14, 2014. The board meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. with the District IV election beginning at 1:00 p.m. Voter registration will begin at 12:00-noon for District IV producers. District IV consist of Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa and Tillman counties. Lunch will be provided by the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association. All wheat producers within District IV who are actively engaged in wheat production, have marketed wheat and have paid a check-off fee and left that fee with the Commission for the current year are eligible to vote.
"Humans have been growing and eating wheat for thousands of years, and the assertion that wheat's nutritional value has been changed is patently untrue. Eliminating wheat foods means eliminating an important source of healthful nutrients that are vital to our bodies functioning properly, like fiber, iron, B vitamins, antioxidants, and folic acid, which is especially important to women of childbearing age."
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