Dairy farmers in nine Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board districts have until May 25, 2017 to vote for candidates for nine open seats in the upcoming election. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will accept ballots between May 2 and May 25.
The districts and nominees are:
- District 1
(Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn counties), nominee: Benjamin Peterson, Grantsburg. - District 4
(Barron and Polk counties), nominee: Audrey Kusilek, Rice Lake. - District 7
(Clark County), nominee: David Bangart, Greenwood. - District 10
(Brown, Door and Kewaunee counties), nominee: Julie Veldhuis, Kewaunee. - District 13
(Buffalo, Pierce and Pepin counties), nominees: Lanette Harsdorf, Beldenville; and Robert Sendelbach, Cochrane. - District 16
(Fond du Lac, Green Lake and Marquette counties), nominees: David Schmitz, Fond du Lac; and Janet Clark, Rosendale. - District 19
(Columbia and Dodge counties), nominee: Becky Levzow, Rio. - District 22
(Grant County), nominee: Ann Kieler, Platteville. - District 25
(Green, Rock and Walworth counties), nominee: Stacy Eberle, Monroe.
DATCP will mail ballots to eligible dairy producers. If you have not received a ballot by May 10th and are an eligible producer, please contact Debbie Gegare, the Market Orders Program Coordinator, at 608-224-5116 to request a ballot.
DATCP administers elections for Wisconsin commodity marketing boards. To learn more about the market order boards, visit https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/About_Us/MarketingBoards.aspx