Candidates Announced for the WMMB Director Elections


Candidates Announced for the WMMB Director Elections

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced today that 11 nominees are certified eligible for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) 2014 Board of Directors election.


DATCP confirmed that each candidate is an active dairy producer who sells milk into commercial channels and lives in the district up for election. In addition, DATCP certified each candidate’s nomination form, which included five signatures from active dairy producers within the district and a notarized "Affidavit of Eligibility" requirement.

Nominations were first filed by February 21, however, District 4 failed to receive any nominations during the allotted time period. DATCP then extended the deadline for that district until March 14. One nomination was received during the extension.

To vote, DATCP will distribute mail-in ballots in early April to dairy producers who live within the nine affected districts. Producers who do not receive a ballot by April 14 should call Noel Favia at (608) 224-5140. Elections will be held through April 26, 2014, with results announced later in May. For more election information, visit www.wmmb.com/elections.

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03.19.2014