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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Stacy Klein, Public Information Officer, (360) 786-5245 or kleinst@co.thurston.wa.us

Thurston County's Agriculture Advisory Committee seeks three new members
Help shape the future of land use in Thurston County

OLYMPIA - Thurston County's Agriculture Advisory Committee is accepting applications for new members. Members advise the Board of County Commissioners on matters related to agriculture and the protection of land designated for agricultural use.

Currently, we're seeking one non-farmer and two farmers.

To apply, go to Thurston County's boards and commissions web page. (http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/bocc/boards.htm). You'll find the application under the section titled 'More Information'. Complete and return the application as directed. Term length is two years. No prior board experience is necessary.

The Ag Committee is made up of farmers and non-farmers. Membership is open to commercial producers of food or forest crops as well as people with an interest in the agricultural industry. Poultry and shellfish farmers are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about the Agriculture Advisory Committee, visit our website www.co.thurston.wa.us/permitting/agriculture/agriculture-committee.html.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3