Milk Marketing Board Director Nomination Deadline Feb. 24

WMMB Candidates will be announced March 14.

Published on: Feb 13, 2012

Milk producers who are eligible and interested in running for a director seat on the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) have until Feb. 24, to submit a nomination form to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).

According to DATCP officials, a nominee must be an active dairy producer who sells milk into commercial channels and lives in the district up for election. This year, DATCP is accepting nomination forms from dairy producers in the following eight districts (outlined by counties):

District 2         Florence, Forest, Langlade, Marinette, Oconto, Vilas

District 5           Dunn and St. Croix                

District 8           Marathon

District 11        Outagamie and Winnebago

District 14         Jackson, La Crosse, Trempealeau

District 17         Calumet and Manitowoc

District 20         Richland and Sauk

District 23         Iowa and Lafayette

Each candidate must submit a completed nomination form and have the "Affidavit of Eligibility" (on the nomination form) notarized. In addition, nominees must acquire at least five signatures from active dairy producers who reside in the represented district.

After nominations have been certified, DATCP will hold a mail-in ballot election April 9-28. Results of the election will be announced later in May.

Elected directors will then serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2015.

2012 WMMB Board of Director Election Calendar*

February 24

Nomination Forms Must Be Postmarked

March 14

Candidates Announced

April 9-28

Election Period

May 10

Results Announced

*These dates are projected and are subject to change.

Nomination forms are available online at www.wmmb.com/elections, or for a hard copy, contact DATCP's Noel Favia at (608) 224-5140 or Noel.Favia@wisconsin.gov

Source: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection