There is hereby created in the New Jersey Department of Agriculture the New Jersey
Asparagus Industry Council to consist of 10 members who are citizens of the State
of New Jersey to serve for a term of 2 years, except for the first year when 5 members
shall be appointed for 1 year only, of whom 2 shall be growers of asparagus to be
processed, 2 shall be representatives of processors, 2 shall be growers of asparagus
for fresh market, 1 shall be a representative of an incorporated farmer owned or farmer
operated market handling asparagus, 1 shall be a representative of buyers, brokers
or commission men other than farmers market, 1 shall be a representative of the New
Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, and 1 shall be the Secretary of Agriculture
ex officio or his designee.
The nominations of the processor grower members shall be made by the New Jersey Vegetable
Growers Co-operative Association, Inc.; the nominations of representatives of the
processors shall be made by the New Jersey Canners Association; the nominations of
representatives of growers of asparagus for fresh market shall be made by The Co-operative
Marketing Associations in New Jersey, Inc.; the nominations of a representative of
the farmer owned or operated market shall be made by The Co-operative Marketing Associations
in New Jersey, Inc.; the nominations of the representative of buyers, brokers or
commission men other than farmers market, shall be made by the Garden State Branch
of the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association. The appointment of the representative of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment
Station shall be made on the recommendation of the director of said station. The State Board shall make the final appointments from the names submitted. Each member shall hold office after the expiration of his term until his successor
shall be duly appointed and qualified. Vacancies in the membership of the council, however created, shall be filled in
the same manner as the original appointment for the unexpired term only. If for any reason the list required by this section is not submitted within 30 days
after the effective date of this act or because of vacancy however caused, the State
Board shall appoint persons to those vacancies.
The members of the council shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled
to be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
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