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State Cherry Board Holding At-Large Director Elections
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/03/2016

The nomination period is now open for growers to serve on the Wisconsin Cherry Board. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture will accept nominations until April 1 for five open seats, which is the result of a 2015 referendum where growers chose to drop district director seats in lieu of at-large positions around the state.

The panel represents the state's cherry growers in promotion, new product development, research and education. For the initial terms of marketing board members on the reconstituted board, members receiving the highest and second highest number of votes shall hold office for a period of three years. Those receiving the third and fourth highest number of votes shall hold office for a period of two years, and the board member receiving the fifth highest number of votes will hold office for a period of one year.

Completed nomination forms must include signatures from at least five eligible growers other than the nominee. The affidavit of eligibility, located on the nomination form, must also be completed and notarized.

DATCP will mail nomination forms to eligible growers. Growers who have not received nomination forms by March 15 or who have other questions about the nomination process should call 608-224-5116.

A mail-in ballot election will be held May 15 through June 10.

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