(1) Notify producers through producer associations of the affected commodity and general farm organizations, by first class mail at least thirty days before appointments are made, that the director is receiving such nominations.
(2) Make a reasonable effort to determine the qualifications of nominees submitted to assure that:
(a) They are qualified producers subject to the assessment;
(b) They will serve if appointed;
(c) They are knowledgeable on production and marketing of the affected commodity;
(d) They are deemed to represent an equitable part of the production and geographic area of the state.