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Release Date: February 1, 2017
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 1, 2017 to nominate three members to the industry’s market
order board. Districts 1, 2 and 3 potato growers 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
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 1, 2017.
The open positions represent the following counties:
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 counties.
Outagamie, Portage, Shawano, Waupaca and Waushara counties.
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
DATCP will conduct the Wisconsin Potato Board election from
May 15 to June 10. Elected board members will serve from July 1, 2017 to June
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.