Potato Board Nominations Are Now Being Accepted

(Dodge County) All Dodge County potato growers have until April 2 to nominate an individual to the Wisconsin Potato Industry Board district 3 seat. Each nomination form must include signatures of at least five eligible potato growers, other than the nominee, from the district in which the nominee is running for office. An Affidavit of Eligibility is located on the nomination form and must be completed and notarized. DATCP will conduct the Wisconsin Potato Board election from May 15 to June 11. Elected board members will serve from July 1, 2018 to June 20, 2021. The nine-member board is responsible for collecting and allocating about $1.3 million in annual assessment fees paid by Wisconsin potato growers. The money is used to support the industry through research, market development and consumer education. Completed forms must be sent to: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Marketing Order Program, P.O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911. The forms must be postmarked on or before April 2, 2018.