Nominations are open to FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative membership to nominate annual meeting delegates and new representatives from select districts to serve on the Board of Directors and the District and Resolutions Committee.
Delegates who are nominated and accept to serve their districts membership will attend the FarmFirst annual meeting in February. Their participation will help determine the direction the cooperative takes for the coming year in addition to approving the cooperative's legislative resolutions.
Nominations are due by Oct. 1, and can be submitted via online, mail or over the phone. Once nominations are complete, ballots will be sent to the membership to place their vote on whom they'd like to serve in these areas of cooperative leadership. Simply visit www.FarmFirstDairyCooperative.com and click 'Nominate Me' for the online submission form.
District and Resolutions Committee nominations are currently open to districts 2, 4, 6 and 8. Committee members serve for a two-year term, and meet once a year. Resolutions important to the cooperative are discussed by the committee and voted on at the annual meeting.
Board of Director seats are currently open to districts 2, 4 and 9, which include serving on a three-year term. Directors meet on a monthly basis, to discuss industry and legislative issues important to the cooperative in addition to establishing cooperative programs, such as youth scholarships.
Any questions should be directed to your field representative or to the office by calling 608-244-3373.
FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative was established in 2013 and is based in Madison. The cooperative represents farms in Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana through policy bargaining, dairy marketing services, laboratory testing opportunities and industry promotion. Learn more about FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative by visiting: www.FarmFirstDairyCooperative.com.