​DFW Nomination Period Closes March 31; Guidance Issued for Remote Notarization

​Release Date: March 24, 2020

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Media Contact: Rick Hummell, Public Information Officer, (608) 224-5041​

MADISON – As they prepare to submit nominations by March 31, 2020, eligible milk producers who are interested in running for the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW) Board of Directors should be aware of the Department of Financial Institutions’ (DFI) guidance on remote notarization. Information can be found here.

Additionally, in light of recent developments relating to COVID-19, nominees may have their five nominators electronically sign by sending an email to the Market Orders Program Manager. Traditional signatures on an individual nomination form will also be accepted.

As a reminder, to qualify for the election, a nominee must be an active dairy producer who: 1) lives in a district up for election, and 2) sells milk into commercial channels. Nominees must acquire at least five signatures from other active dairy producers who reside in the same election district. The nine districts up for election are:

District 1          Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn counties

District 4          Barron and Polk counties

District 7          Clark County

District 10        Brown, Door and Kewaunee counties

District 13        Buffalo, Pepin and Pierce counties

District 16        Fond du Lac, Green Lake and Marquette counties

District 19        Columbia and Dodge counties

District 22        Grant County

District 25        Green, Rock and Walworth counties

Producers interested in serving as a director can contact Debbie Gegare the Market Orders Program Coordinator at (608) 224-5116 or Debbie.Gegare@wisconsin.gov for a nomination form or may access an electronic copy at www.WisconsinDairy.org/elections