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Release Date: March 1, 2017
Contacts: Rick Hummell, 608-224-5041, Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org
or Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020, email@example.com
MADISON – Wisconsin tart cherry growers
may now nominate candidates for one board member position on the Wisconsin
Cherry Board, Inc. The Board was
reconstituted in 2016, following the 2015 Referendum which changed Board
representation from districts to At-Large Directors. The Board is working to
stagger elections to adjust to three-year terms within the new structure.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture,
Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will accept nominations postmarked by
April 1, 2017. 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 should contact DATCP’s Debbie Gegare, Market Order
Coordinator at 608-224-5116 or Debbie.Gegare@Wisconsin.gov.
Forms can also be downloaded from https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Growing_WI/CherryBoard.aspx
DATCP will conduct the Wisconsin Cherry Board election from May 15 through June
10. The elected producer will serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2017
and ending June 30, 2020.
DATCP administers elections for Wisconsin
commodity marketing boards. To learn more about market order boards, visit https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/About_Us/MarketingBoards.aspx