Wyoming Bean Commission to meet via video conference
February 15, 2018
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Bean Commission is scheduled to meet via video conference sites in Laramie, Lingle, Powel, and via the internet on Feb. 23.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and is expected to adjourn at 5 p.m. During the meeting, the Wyoming Bean Commission will discuss RMA insurance payments, hear and discuss 2018 University of Wyoming research project presentations, discuss research needs and funding considerations, and cover any other business as needed. There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting.
The locations for the video conference are as follows:
Laramie: University of Wyoming Campus, Ag Room 125
Lingle: Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center
Powell: Powell Research and Extension Center
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The members of the Wyoming Bean Commission are Beau Fulton (chairman, grower) of Park County, Jeffery Chapman (vice-chairman, handler) of Goshen County, Jerrod Lind (grower) of Platte County, Pascual Aguilar (grower) of Big Horn County, Wayne Hort (grower) of Goshen County, Lynn Preator (handler, bean dealer) of Big Horn County, and Hank Uhden (ex-officio member from the Wyoming Department of Agriculture).
The Bean Commission is comprised 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 a web link and instructions to participate in the meeting or for more information on the Wyoming Bean Council, contact the Wyoming Department of Agriculture at (307) 777-7321. For an agenda, check the Wyoming Bean Commission Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wyomingbeancommission/.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available for individuals with disabilities upon request in advance of the meeting.