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Serving: WI

WMMB Nominations Due

WMMB Nominations Due
Forms must be submitted to DATCP by February 26.

Qualified milk producers that are interested in running for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board have until Feb. 26, 2011, to submit nomination forms to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

In order to qualify, DATCP says a nominee must be an active dairy producer who: 1) lives in the district up for election, and 2) sells milk into commercial channels. This year, nominations are open for the following nine districts (outlined by counties):

District 1:  Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn Counties

District 4: Barron and Polk Counties

District 7: Clark County

District 10: Brown, Door and Kewaunee Counties

District 13: Buffalo, Pierce and Pepin Counties

District 16: Fond du Lac, Green Lake and Marquette Counties

District 19: Columbia and Dodge Counties

District 22: Grant County 

District 25: Green, Rock and Walworth Counties

In addition, each candidate must acquire at least five signatures from active dairy producers within his/her district, submit a completed nomination form, and have the "Affidavit of Eligibility" certification requirement notarized. After nominations have been certified, DATCP will hold a mail-in ballot election April 11-25, with results announced in May.

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