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DATCP Announces WMMB Election Results

DATCP Announces WMMB Election Results
25% of farmers returned mail-in ballots.

Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Rod Nilsestuen certified today the results of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) 2010 Board of Directors election. There were 21 candidates running for eight board member positions. Of the 4,187 dairy producers in the election districts, 25.6% returned mail-in ballots. That number is up from 16.7% during the 2009 elections. Each licensed dairy operation within the affected district received one vote.

Commencing July 1, the following dairy producers will begin to serve a three-year term as elected members of the WMMB:

District 3           Lincoln, Oneida, Price and Taylor counties
Director: Ed Jasurda, Phillips

District 6          Chippewa and Eau Claire counties
Director: Vivian Thompson, Cadott
District 9          Menominee, Shawano and Waupaca counties
Director: Jeff Strassburg, Wittenberg

District 12         Portage, Waushara and Wood counties
Director: Ken Heiman, Marshfield

District 15        Adams, Juneau and Monroe counties
Director: Mary Cook, Wilton

District 18        Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington and Waukesha counties
Director: Dean Strauss, Sheboygan Falls

District 21        Crawford and Vernon counties
Director: Judith Wubbenhorst, Westby

District 24         Dane and Jefferson counties
Director: Tina Hinchley, Cambridge
WMMB directors guide the organization's finances, formulate and set its policies and long-range business plan, and maintain its mission: To help grow demand for Wisconsin milk by providing programs that enhance the competitiveness of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry.  Through these initiatives, a WMMB director has the opportunity to represent Wisconsin dairy farmers and products, as well as to become involved in activities that inform and educate consumers.

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