Roundup Briefs

3/6/2013

Relay for Life plans captain’s meeting

Relay for Life plans captain’s meeting

Relay For Life team captain’s meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday. Relay for Life is in need of new teams.

The annual Relay for Life event is Aug. 9 at Memorial Stadium. The meeting will be held in the GCCC Tedrow Building, Room 1107. For more information please contact: Erica Villarreal, eweber@sunflower.net. or Kathy Pool, KPool@gckschools.com.

Heroes Breakfast at Jennie Wilson

Jennie Wilson Elementary School will host a "Heroes Breakfast" from 7:55 to 8:25 a.m. on Thursday,, in the school gymnasium, 1401 Harding Avenue. The school is hosting the breakfast as part of National School Breakfast Week, which runs from

March 4 - 8. Personnel from the Finney County Sheriff's Department, Garden City Police Department, Garden City Fire Department and Finney County EMS are invited to the breakfast.

Wheat commission candidates sought

The Kansas Wheat Commission seeks a wheat farmer to fill two at-large

positions. These positions — which can be filled by any active wheat

producer in the state — become open March 19. They are currently filled

by Richard Randall, Scott City, and Doug Keesling, Chase.

Newly-selected commissioners will take officially join the panel in

April and serve a three-year term. Members set budget priorities,

establish policies and procedures that determine research, education and

nutrition priorities, plus learn leadership skills and gain valuable

insight into the entire wheat industry. Kansas Wheat Commissioners must

be engaged in wheat production.

Justin Gilpin, chief executive officer of the Kansas Wheat

Commission, says becoming a Kansas Wheat Commissioner is an excellent

way for farmers to become actively involved in their industry.

"Commodity commissioners manage research, promotion and education

programs funded by the checkoff for each commodity," Gilpin said in a

press release. "Participating in the Commission election as a

prospective commissioner or voter is an essential way to give input into

Kansas Agriculture."

Kansas Wheat Commissioners must be willing to travel in- and

out-of-state, although travel is limited to a few overnight stays per

year. Interested commissioners may participate in international travel

to promote Kansas wheat worldwide. The position is not paid, but

commissioners have all travel expenses reimbursed.

Those interested in becoming a Kansas Wheat Commissioner may send a

resume, plus letter of interest with brief biography, to

jgilpin@kswheat.com by March 19. Applications will be sorted and

selected applicants will be asked to participate in a telephone

interview. A decision will be made in April; successful applicants will

participate in the first Kansas Wheat Commission meeting after that

time.

For more information about the Kansas Wheat Commission, visit www.kansaswheat.org.

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