The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is accepting nominations to fill two director seats on the seven-member Wisconsin Cranberry Board. Those who grow and sell cranberries in Wisconsin are eligible to participate. Completed nomination forms must be postmarked by July 5.
Eligible producers who want to nominate themselves or other eligible producers may contact DATCP for nomination materials. Completed nomination forms will include the signatures of five eligible producers and will be notarized. To request forms or get more information about the nomination process, call Stacie Ashby at 608-224-5116 or email Stacie.Ashby@Wisconsin.gov. Mail completed forms to Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Marketing Order Program, P.O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911.
DATCP will conduct the cranberry board election from July 28 to August 16. The newly elected members will serve terms from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2017.
The Wisconsin Cranberry Board is responsible for administering Wisconsin’s Cranberry Marketing Order. The board secures and distributes funding for research, education and promotion of Wisconsin cranberries.