One candidate in each of districts 1, 2, and 7 will be running for a position on the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board. The election is to begin on Dec. 22 according to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
The candidates are: Patrick Ramus of Chippewa Falls for District 1, Thomas Gillis of Roberts for District 2 and Ken Rosenow of Oconomowoc for District 7. The election period will begin Dec. 22 and run through Jan. 12.
The terms of the current directors expire on Jan. 31. All three directors are incumbents and are eligible for re-election.
To vote in this election, growers must reside in Districts 1, 2 or 7 and call the department at 800-942-2474 or Noel Favia at 608-224-5140 to request a ballot. Ballots must be post-marked no later than Jan. 12, 2008. DATCP Secretary Rodney J. Nilsestuen will announce the results the following week.
Farmers who grow and sell corn in the following counties are eligible to vote:
• District 1: Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, Vilas, Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer, Price, Oneida, Polk, Barron, Rusk, Lincoln, Chippewa, Taylor, Eau Claire, Clark, Marathon, Jackson, Wood, Portage, and Waupaca counties.
• District 2 - St. Croix, Dunn, Pierce, Pepin, Buffalo, and Trempealeau counties.
• District 7 - Green Lake, Dodge, Washington, Ozaukee, Waukesha, and Milwaukee counties.
The Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board is responsible for budget approval and managing the assessments collected for research and educational programs along with market development annually.