Release Date: August 31, 2017
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MADISON – Wisconsin’s cranberry growers have re-elected one
director and elected a new director to the industry’s market order board.
Re-elected is Fawn Gottschalk of Wisconsin Rapids. The newly elected director
is Amy Gebhardt of Warrens.
The two will serve three-year terms starting September 1, 2017.
The seven-member Wisconsin Cranberry Board, Inc. is responsible
for overseeing the collection and use of about $488,000 in assessment fees paid
by Wisconsin cranberry growers. The money is used to support the industry
through research, market development and consumer education.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer
Protection (DATCP) administers elections for the Wisconsin Cranberry Board and
other commodity marketing boards in the state. To learn more about the market
order boards, visit https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/About_Us/MarketingBoards.aspx