Release Date: February 10,
Media Contact: Ti Gauger, Public Information
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MADISON – Wisconsin’s corn
growers have elected one new director and re-elected two directors to the
industry’s market order board. Elected in District 3 is Zachary Soltvedt of Seymour.
Re-elected in District 6 is Ryan Ripp of Dane, and re-elected in District 5 is
James Birchman of Fennimore. All three directors will serve three-year terms
starting February 1, 2021.
The three districts involved in this
election cycle represent the following counties:
3 – Forest, Florence, Marinette, Langlade, Oconto, Shawano, Door, Outagamie,
Brown, Kewaunee, Winnebago, Calumet, Manitowoc, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan
5 – La Crosse, Vernon, Crawford, Richland, Grant, Iowa, and Lafayette
6 – Sauk and Dane
The nine-member Wisconsin Corn
Promotion Board (WCPB) is responsible for overseeing the collection and use of
approximately $1.7 million in assessment fees paid by Wisconsin corn growers.
The money supports the corn industry through research, market development, and
The Wisconsin Department of
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) administers elections for
the WCPB and other commodity marketing boards in the state. To learn more about
Wisconsin’s market order boards, visit https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/About_Us/MarketingBoards.aspx.
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