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Release Date: March 1, 2017

Media Contacts: Rick Hummell, 608-224-5041, Richard.hummell@wi.gov
or Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020,
william2.cosh@wi.gov 

MADISON – Wisconsin ginseng growers may now nominate candidates 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, 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 Orders Program Coordinator, at 608-224-5116, or Debbie.Gegare@Wisconsin.gov. Forms can also be downloaded from https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Growing_WI/GinsengBoardOfWisconsin.aspx

DATCP will conduct the Ginseng Board of Wisconsin election from May 15 through June 10, 2017.  Elected producers will serve three-year terms 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

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