The South Texas Onion Committee is seeking new members.

The Mission-based committee needs to fill two producer positions and one handler position for Region 1, according to a news release.

Region 1 covers the Coastal Bend and the Rio Grande Valley.

“The STOC plays an important role in ensuring producers and handlers get the best price for their products,” Bret Erickson, the committee’s manager, said in the release. “The committee needs people to serve but there are fewer folks in the onion business these days, meaning the pool of eligible candidates is also getting smaller.”

Grower Steve Cargil, the committee’s chairman, also encouraged industry participation.

“Hopefully we can get a strong turnout at our June meeting,” he said. “I would like to encourage the onion industry to get involved.”

For those interested in becoming members or for more information, call Lilly Garcia at (956) 584-9331.