The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is looking for nine volunteers to serve as Hemp Commissioners.

According to a press release, the department is seeking one public member, two handlers/processors, and six growers/producers. Four producer positions will be divided to represent the Central, Eastern, Northwest and Southwest regions in Oregon, while the two other will represent the state at large.

The qualifications to apply for the above positions are as follows:

Must be an Oregon resident and U.S. citizen;producers/growers must have grown hemp under an ODA license for at least three years preceding appointment (since 2019);handlers/processors must have processed hemp under an ODA license for at least three years preceding appointment;and the public member cannot be associated with growing or processing hemp.

The deadline to apply is Aug. 22, and those hired will begin their terms on or before Sept. 25, according to the release.

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