Markesan Man Nominated To Wisconsin Potato Board

(Markesan) A Markesan man has been nominated to fill an open seat on the Wisconsin Potato Industry Board. John Bobeck has been nominated to represent District 3 which includes Dodge, Columbia, Fond du Lac, Jefferson, Green Lake and Washington Counties. Potato growers have until June 15th to vote the candidates nominated or write in other eligible producers on the ballot. The Wisconsin Potato Industry Board is composed of nine producers in three districts across the state, with one at-large member elected every third year. The board is responsible for administering Wisconsin’s Potato Marketing Order. The board also secures and distributes funding for research, education, and promotion of Wisconsin-grown potatoes. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will mail ballots to eligible potato growers starting this week. Ballots must be emailed or postmarked by June 15th. Growers that have not received a ballot by May 22 can request one by contacting the DATCP Markey Orders Program Coordinator Debbie Gegare at 608-224-5116 or [email protected]