(Dec. 1) The Folsom, Calif.-based Highbush Blueberry Council is searching for nominees for state member and alternate positions.

The nomination period is set to begin Jan. 8. State member and alternate terms for Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon and Washington expire on Dec. 31, 2007.

Nominees must forward applications to the office by no later than Feb. 12.

Nominations from Georgia, Michigan and North Carolina must be directly received by growers. Nominations from New Jersey, Oregon and Washington will be sent by state blueberry councils and commissions.

Applications will be mailed to growers in Georgia, Michigan and North Carolina and also can be obtained by visiting www.blueberry.org.