Release Date: May 16, 2017
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or Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020, William2.Cosh@wisconsin.gov
MADISON – Wisconsin ginseng growers have until June 10, 2017 to
vote to elect two new members to the seven-member Ginseng Board of Wisconsin.
Eligible growers may vote for two of the three growers nominated during the
period that ended April 1, 2017, or they may write in alternative producers.
The candidates whose names are on the ballot are: Aaron Kaiser,
Edgar; Robert Kaldunski, Edgar; and Toufue Xiong, Wausau.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer
Protection (DATCP) is mailing ballots to producers the week of May 15. Ballots
must be emailed or postmarked by June 10, 2017. Elected producers will serve a
3-year term beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2020.
Growers who have questions or who do not receive a ballot by
May 22 can contact DATCP’s Market Orders Program Director, Debbie Gegare, at
608-224-5116 or Debbie.Gegare@Wisconsin.gov.
The Ginseng Board of Wisconsin is responsible for administering
Wisconsin’s Ginseng Marketing Order. The board secures and distributes funding
for research, education and promotion of Wisconsin-grown ginseng. DATCP
administers elections for all Wisconsin market orders. To learn more about the
market order boards, visit https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/About_Us/MarketingBoards.aspx