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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 – The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is inviting Wisconsin dairy producers who are interested in serving the state's dairy industry to submit a nomination to represent their district as a Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) director. DATCP oversees the nomination and election process.

Nine out of 25 districts are currently up for election. They are:

            District            Counties

            District 1         Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn

            District 4         Barron and Polk Counties

            District 7         Clark County

            District 10       Brown, Door and Kewaunee Counties

            District 13       Buffalo, Pierce and Pepin Counties

            District 16       Fond du Lac, Green Lake and Marquette Counties

            District 19       Columbia and Dodge Counties

            District 22       Grant County 

            District 25       Green, Rock and Walworth Counties

To qualify, a nominee must be an active dairy producer who sells milk into commercial channels and lives in the represented district up for election. Each potential candidate must acquire at least five signatures from active dairy producers within the district, submit a completed nomination form, and have the "Affidavit of Eligibility" certification requirement notarized. Nominations must be postmarked by April 1, 2017.

Producers interested in serving as a director can contact Debbie Gegare, Market Orders Program Coordinator at (608) 224-5116 or Debbie.Gegare@wisconsin.gov, for a nomination form, or access an electronic copy at www.wmmb.com/elections or https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Growing_WI/MilkBoard.aspx   

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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