DATCP: WI Cranberry Board Nomination Period Open

Media Contacts: Rick Hummell, 608-224-5041 richard.hummell@wi.gov
or Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020 William2.Cosh@wi.gov 

MADISON –The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is accepting nominations to fill two director seats on the Wisconsin Cranberry Board. Individuals who grow and sell cranberries in Wisconsin are eligible to participate. Signed, notarized nomination forms must be received at DATCP by June 1, 2018.

Eligible producers who want to nominate themselves or other eligible producers may request application materials by phone or online. Contact Debbie Gegare, DATCP market orders program director, at 608-224-5116 or email Debbie.Gegare@Wisconsin.gov. Alternatively, visit the Cranberry Market Order webpage on the DATCP website to download a nomination form: https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Growing_WI/WisconsinCranberryBoard.aspx

Completed nomination forms must include the signatures of five eligible producers and must be notarized. Mail completed forms to: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Marketing Order Program, P.O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911. Completed forms may not be scanned and emailed.

DATCP will conduct the cranberry board election from July 15 to August 10, 2018. Ballots and instructions will be mailed prior to the election. Participants may vote once, either by paper ballot or by email.

The newly elected members will serve terms beginning Sept. 1, 2018.

The Wisconsin Cranberry Board is responsible for administering Wisconsin’s Cranberry Marketing Order. The board secures and distributes funding for research, education and promotion of Wisconsin cranberries. Learn more at www.wiscran.org.

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