Release Date: February 1, 2018
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Media Contacts: Rick Hummell, 608-224-5041 email@example.com
or Bill Cosh,
Communications Director, 608-224-5020 William2.Cosh@wi.gov
MADISON – Potato growers in three Wisconsin Potato Industry
Board districts have until April 2 to nominate three members to the industry’s
market order board. Potato growers in Districts 1, 2 and 3 are eligible to
nominate board members or to be nominated.
Growers can find nomination forms online at datcp.wi.gov. Click
on the “Growing Wisconsin” tab, then “Market Orders and Boards” and then on the
link for the potato board. Eligible growers also can request nomination forms
by contacting Market Orders Program Manager Debbie Gegare at 608-224-5116 or
Each nomination form must include signatures of at least five
eligible potato growers, other than the nominee, from the district in which the
nominee is running for office. An Affidavit of Eligibility is located on the
nomination form and must be completed and notarized.
Completed forms must be sent to: Wisconsin Department of
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Marketing Order Program, P.O. Box
8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911. The forms
must be postmarked on or before April 2, 2018.
The open positions represent the following counties:
District 1: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Burnett,
Chippewa, Clark, Door, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Florence, Forest, Iron,
Kewaunee, Langlade, Lincoln, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida, Pepin,
Pierce, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Vilas, and Washburn
District 2: Marathon, Outagamie, Portage, Shawano, Waupaca
and Waushara counties.
District 3: Adams, Buffalo, Calumet, Columbia,
Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jackson,
Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, La Crosse, Lafayette, Manitowoc, Marquette,
Milwaukee, Monroe, Ozaukee, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Sheboygan,
Trempealeau, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Winnebago and Wood
DATCP will conduct the Wisconsin Potato Board election from May
15 to June 11. Elected board members will serve from July 1, 2018 to June 20,
The nine-member board is responsible for collecting and
allocating about $1.3 million in annual assessment fees paid by Wisconsin
potato growers. The money is used to support the industry through research,
market development and consumer education.