For Immediate Release
April 5, 2016
Contact: Linda Neunzig, Agriculture Coordinator
(425) 388-7170 / (425) 754-1466 cell
Snohomish County Is Looking For a Few Good Farmers!
Recruiting for the Agriculture Advisory Board
Everett, Snohomish County—Are you a Snohomish County farmer? Are you interested in helping to guide the future of agriculture in our county? The Snohomish County Agriculture Advisory Board has one position available in each of the following categories: 1) Nursery Industry; 2) Commodity Crops; 3) Diking, Drainage, and Flood Control District in the Snohomish River Basin; 4) Diking, Drainage, and Flood Control District in the Stillaguamish River Basin; 5) Equine; and 6) Stillaguamish River Basin.
The Agriculture Advisory board is made up eleven key industries and geographical areas representing the agricultural interests in Snohomish County. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 12:30 – 2:30 with possible additional community meetings.
For an application and more information visit http://snohomishcountywa.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=901
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Snohomish County Code 2.06 established the Snohomish County Agricultural Advisory Board as an advisory body to the County Council, Planning Commission, Hearing Examiner, and County Executive, to make recommendations concerning agricultural lands and issues in Snohomish County. The board is comprised of 11 members who represent a broad range of interests. Appointments of members shall be made by the county council from candidates nominated by the county executive, taking into consideration an intention to balance representation of the two major river basins. All members shall reside in Snohomish County and be engaged in commercial agricultural activities within the county. In the event the county executive is unable to find a candidate meeting the qualifications for a specific position, the executive may nominate a candidate whose appointment is otherwise consistent with the intent of this section. Regular meetings of the board are scheduled for two hours, held at the county campus on the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 12:30 p.m.