​​​Ginseng Board Nomination Period Open Until April 1

Release Date: March 1, 2019

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Media Contact: Rick Hummell, Senior Communications Specialist
608-224-5041 rick.hummell@wi.gov

MADISON – Nominations are being accepted for two open seats on the seven-member Ginseng Board of Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will accept nominations postmarked by April 1, 2019. Completed nomination forms must include signatures from at least five eligible growers other than the nominee. The affidavit of eligibility, located on the nomination form, must also be completed and notarized.

DATCP will mail nomination forms to eligible growers. Growers who have not received nomination forms by March 15 or who have other questions about the nomination process can contact Debbie Gegare, DATCP Market Order Coordinator, at 608-224-5116 or Debbie.Gegare@Wisconsin.gov.

DATCP will conduct the Ginseng Board of Wisconsin election from May 15 through June 10, 2019.  Elected producers will serve three-year terms beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2022.

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