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Release Date: May 2, 2017
Media Contacts: Rick Hummell, 608-224-5041, email@example.com
or Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020, William2.Cosh@wisconsin.gov
– The Wisconsin Department of
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is accepting nominations to
fill two director seats on the Wisconsin Cranberry Board. People who grow and
sell cranberries in Wisconsin are eligible to participate. Signed, notarized
nomination forms must be received at DATCP by June 1, 2017.
Eligible producers who would
like to nominate themselves or other eligible producers may request application
materials by phone or online. Contact the Market Orders Program Director Debbie
Gegare at 608-224-5116 or email Debbie.Gegare@Wisconsin.gov. Nomination forms
can also be downloaded from https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/About_Us/MarketingBoards.aspx. Click on the “cranberry” link.
forms must include the signatures of five eligible producers and must be
notarized. Mail completed forms to Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade
and Consumer Protection, Marketing Order Program, P.O. Box 8911, Madison, WI
53708-8911. Completed forms may not be scanned and emailed.
DATCP will conduct the
cranberry board election from July 15 to Aug. 10, 2017. Ballots and
instructions will be mailed prior to the election. Participants may vote once,
either by paper ballot or by email.
Newly elected members
will serve terms beginning Sept. 1, 2017.
The Wisconsin Cranberry
Board is responsible for administering Wisconsin’s Cranberry Marketing Order.
The board secures and distributes funding for research, education and promotion
of Wisconsin cranberries. Learn more at http://wiscran.org/