Wyoming Bean Commission accepting nominations for board positions

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Bean Commission is accepting nominations for the following positions: two (2) grower members and one (1) handler member.

The grower positions may be filled by any Wyoming resident that has grown, or caused to be grown (including an owner and tenant jointly or a partnership, association, corporation, cooperative, trust, sharecropper or any other business unit, device or arrangement), dry edible beans on one (1) acre or more in Wyoming for the past two (2) years and paying the dry bean assessment on the same.

The handler position may be filled by any person, no matter where they are located, who is engaged in the buying, selling, shipping or distribution of dry beans grown in Wyoming, which he/she has purchased or acquired from a grower or which he/she is shipping on behalf of a grower.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for one of the open positions as listed above please do so by sending a written request, no later than Jan. 31, 2021, to: Wyoming Bean Commission, 2219 Carey Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82002.

The Bean Commission is composed of six members initially appointed by the governor. Four members are growers, and two members are handlers with facilities located in Wyoming. One member must reside in Laramie, Platte or Goshen County, Wyoming. The Bean Commission is funded through assessments collected on dry bean sales and is housed within the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. The commission will meet no less than two times each year and will keep a permanent record of its proceedings and report its activities to the governor and Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands, and Water Resources interim committee. Along with this, the commission may conduct or contract scientific research, disseminate information on dry edible beans based on research, study state and federal legislation with respect to matters concerning the dry edible bean industry, appoint advisory groups, make grants to research agencies for financing special or emergency studies, and a variety of other activates.

For more information on the Wyoming Bean Commission, visit


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