The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is accepting nominations for two seats on the seven-member Wisconsin Soybean Board. Producers who grow and sell soybeans in districts 1 and 7 are eligible to nominate producers or to be nominated to the board. Nominations are due to DATCP on July 5.
The soybean board has recently reapportioned district boundaries in order to provide for a more even distribution of producers and better representation on the board. As of April 2, District 1 includes the counties of Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Chippewa, Douglas, Iron, Marathon, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Washburn and Wood. District 7 includes the counties of Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Kewaunee, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Marinette, Menominee, Shawano, Vilas and Waupaca.
The board has the authority to reapportion districts every three years.
DATCP, which oversees the nomination and election processes, invites soybean growers to submit nominations for eligible growers. A completed nomination form must include the signatures of five eligible soybean growers other than the nominee.
Nomination forms are available by contacting Stacie Ashby at the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection at 608-224-5116 or at Stacie.Ashby@Wisconsin.gov.
DATCP will conduct the Wisconsin Soybean Board election from July 28 through August 16. Elected growers will serve three-year terms beginning Sept. 1.
Learn more about the Wisconsin Soybean Board at wisoybean.org.