MADISON –The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) invites Wisconsin dairy producers 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.

Eight out of 25 districts are currently up for election, including District 5 which covers Dunn and St. Croix counties.

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 March 31.

Producers who are interested in serving as a director can contact Debbie Gegare at 608-224-5116 or Debbie.Gegare@wisconsin.gov for a nomination form, or access an electronic copy at www.wmmb.com/elections.

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Dunn County News editor

Barbara Lyon is the editor of The Dunn County News in Menomonie, WI.

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