The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is inviting dairy producers from Vernon and Crawford counties who are interested in serving the state’s dairy industry to submit a nomination to represent their district as a Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) director. DATCP oversees the nomination and election process.
District 21, which includes Vernon and Crawford counties, is one of the eight districts currently up for election.
To qualify, a nominee must be an active dairy producer who sells milk into commercial channels and lives in the represented district up for election. Each potential candidate must acquire at least five signatures from active dairy producers within the district, submit a completed nomination form, and have the “Affidavit of Eligibility” certification requirement notarized. Nominations must be postmarked by April 1.
Producers who are interested in serving as a director can contact the Market Orders Program Coordinator at (608) 224-5116 for a nomination form or access an electronic copy on the DATCP market order board web page at http://datcp.wi.gov/About/Boards_and_Councils/Marketing_Boards or at www.wmmb.com/elections.