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Montana Department of Agriculture recruiting for open positions on the Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council.

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

April 16, 2014

To:  All Interested Parties

From:  Director Ron de Yong

Re:  Montana Department of Agriculture Boards

The Montana Department of Agriculture administers several boards that are appointed by the Department Director to advise programs and assist on policy issues.  The Department is currently recruiting for open positions on the Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council.

Members of the Council provide guidance to the Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant program,  which assists counties, local communities, tribes, researchers and educators in efforts to combat noxious weed problems in Montana.  Council members dedicate

many hours to reviewing Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant applications and attending the five day grant hearings held annually in March.  At the conclusion of the hearings, funding recommendations are made by the Council and presented to the Director for approval.  The Council also meets for one day in January and June of each year.

The following council terms expire June 30, 2014:

  • Recreationist/Wildlife Representative
  • Consumer Group Representative
  • Montana Weed Control Association Representative
  • Eastern County Weed District Representative
  • At-Large Representative

If you are interested in serving on the Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council, or would like to nominate a Montanan to serve on the Council, please submit a letter of interest to agr@mt.gov or Montana Department of Agriculture, PO Box 200201, Helena, MT 59620. In your letter indicate the council position you are interested in filling, and describe the qualifications and expertise that you or your nominee will bring to the Council.           If you are making a nomination, please be sure that your nominee is

interested in serving on the Council.  Nominations may be made by members of the group that will be represented and should be submitted by May 1, 2014.  For additional information please contact Dave Burch at dburch@mt.gov or 444-3140.

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