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Department of Agriculture, Commerce and Consumer Protection: Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board election underway

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MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Commerce and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has certified three candidates eligible for election to the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board. Corn farmers in the specified districts will have until January 10, 2023 to vote on the following candidates:

District 1 Candidate: Randall Woodruff, Chippewa Falls
Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, Vilas, Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer, Price, Oneida, Polk, Barron, Rusk, Lincoln, Chippewa, Taylor, Eau Claire, Clark, Marathon, Jackson, Wood, Portage and Waupaca counties

District 2 candidate: Shane Goplin, Osséo
Counties of Sainte-Croix, Dunn, Pierce, Pépin, Buffalo and Trempealeau

District 7 Candidate: Ken Rosenow, Oconomowoc
Green Lake, Dodge, Washington, Ozaukee, Milwaukee, and Waukesha counties

The DATCP has confirmed that all certified applicants meet the eligibility criteria of being an active maize producer who sells maize in commercial channels and resides in their respective district. The DATCP also certified each candidate’s timely nomination form, which included five signatures of active maize farmers in their district.

To facilitate the voting process, the DATCP distributed postal ballots to maize farmers residing in the eight districts concerned. Producers who have not received a ballot by December 15, 2022 should request a ballot by emailing [email protected] Completed ballots must be signed and mailed to WI DATCP, Marketing Order Program, PO Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708 and postmarked no later than January 10, 2023.

Election results will be announced in January 2023. Elected producers will serve three-year terms beginning February 1, 2023.

About the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board
The Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board is made up of nine growers in nine districts across the state. The council oversees the collection and use of approximately $1.7 million in assessment fees paid by Wisconsin corn growers. This funding is used to support the corn industry through research, education and promotion of corn grown in Wisconsin.

Learn more about the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board at https://wicorn.org/.

The DATCP administers elections for Wisconsin commodity boards. To learn more about market order boards, visit https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/About_Us/MarketingBoards.aspx.