The British Wool Marketing Board is calling on North East farmers to consider joining the organisation as regional representatives.
In particular, it is looking for those who value the role of producer-run organisations and those who have wondered or complained about the board’s operation or service.
The Wool Board is the largest producer co-operative in Britain, with around 40,000 registered sheep farmers. Its nine elected board Members each report to a regional committee.
Depending on the interest in each seat, elections will be held in October and November, with all being those appointed holding office for three years, starting in January 2014.
Producers wishing to get involved must be aged under 70 on January 1, 2014, registered wool producers in their areas and nominated in writing by at least ten registered wool producers in the same area, who should supply their registration numbers, signatures and addresses. The Wool Board must receive nominations no later than October 3.