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MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is accepting nominations to fill two director seats on the Wisconsin Cranberry Board. People who grow and sell cranberries in Wisconsin are eligible to participate. Signed, notarized nomination forms must be received at DATCP by June 1, 2017.

Eligible producers who would like to nominate themselves or other eligible producers may request application materials by phone or online. Contact the Market Orders Program Director Debbie Gegare at 608-224-5116 or email Debbie.Gegare@Wisconsin.gov. Nomination forms can also be downloaded from https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/About_Us/MarketingBoards.aspx. Click on the “cranberry” link.

Completed nomination forms must include the signatures of five eligible producers and must be notarized. Mail completed forms to Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Marketing Order Program, P.O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911. Completed forms may not be scanned and emailed.

DATCP will conduct the cranberry board election from July 15 to Aug. 10, 2017. Ballots and instructions will be mailed prior to the election. Participants may vote once, either by paper ballot or by email.

Newly elected members will serve terms beginning Sept. 1, 2017.

The Wisconsin Cranberry Board is responsible for administering Wisconsin’s Cranberry Marketing Order. The board secures and distributes funding for research, education and promotion of Wisconsin cranberries. Learn more at http://wiscran.org/

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