Local Christmas tree grower elected to lead national committee Posted in: NewsLifestyle Beth Walterscheidt has recently been elected as chair of the Christmas Tree Promotion Board. The Christmas Promotion Board is a national research and promotion program whose mission is to share the benefits of fresh Christmas trees with consumers through promotion, public relations and education, while engaging in research to better serve our customers and growers. The first promotion board was appointed in January of 2015 by the USDA Secretary of Agriculture, and Walterscheidt was one of the original appointments. She was reappointed in 2018 for the last of her two allowable terms. The board consists of 12 members from three regions ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!