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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 1— Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn counties; 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; and   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

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