Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board Nomination Period Open

​​​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2023
Contact: Neal Patten, Public Information Officer, (608) 440-0294, ​neal.patten@wisconsin.gov

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MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Ag​riculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is accepting nominations for three seats on the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board. Producers who grow and sell corn in Districts 3, 5, or 6 are eligible to nominate producers or to be nominated to the board.

The Department will accept nominations through November 1, 2023. Producers who grow and sell corn in the following counties are eligible to nominate a producer or to be nominated:

District 3: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, and Winnebago counties.

District 5: Crawford, Grant, Iowa, LaCrosse, Lafayette, Richland, and Vernon counties.

District 6: Dane and Sauk counties.

DATCP will mail nomination forms to any producer who requests one prior to November 1, 2023. To make a request, email DATCPMarketOrders@Wisconsin.gov or call (608) 224-5116. Nomination forms must be signed, notarized, and postmarked by November 1, 2023 and include the signatures of five eligible corn growers other than the nominee. Completed forms should be mailed to WI DATCP, DAD, P.O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911.

DATCP will conduct the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board election from December 5, 2023 through January 10, 2024. Elected growers will serve three-year terms beginning February 1, 2024.

About the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board
The Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board is composed of nine producers in nine districts across the state. The board oversees the collection and use of approximately $1.7 million in assessment fees paid by Wisconsin corn growers. This funding is used to support the corn industry through research, education, and promotion of Wisconsin-grown corn.

​Learn more about the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board at https://wicorn.org/.

DATCP administers elections for Wisconsin commodity marketing boards. To learn more about the market order boards, visit https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/About_Us/MarketingBoard​s.aspx.​​​


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