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Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin board election under way

Friday, May 4, 2018   (0 Comments)
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MADISON – Dairy farmers in eight Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) d/b/a/ Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin districts have until May 25 to vote for candidates for eight open seats in the current election. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection mailed ballots to eligible dairy producers in the affected districts the first week of May and will accept ballots now until May 25, 2018.

Here are the candidates, listed by district:

  • District 2 Florence, Forest, Langlade, Marinette, Oconto and Vilas counties
    Nominee - Connie Seefeldt, Coleman
  • District 5 St. Croix, Dunn Counties
    Nominees – Kay Zwald, Hammond; Rachel Kummer, Mondovi
  • District 8 Marathon County
    Nominee – Steven Sternweis, Marshfield
  • District 11 Outagamie and Winnebago Counties
    Nominee – Mike Verhasselt, Kaukauna
  • District 14 Jackson, LaCrosse and Trempealeau Counties
    Nominees – Patricia Kling, Taylor; Louisa Peterson, Bangor
  • District 17 Calumet and Manitowoc Counties
    Nominee – Julie Maurer, Newton
  • District 20 Richland and Sauk Counties
    Nominee – Sharon Laubscher, Wonewoc
  • District 23 Iowa and Lafayette Counties
    Nominees – Jay Stauffacher, Darlington; Deborah Nelson, Arena;
    Jerry Zander, Barneveld

Eligible producer who have not received a ballot by May 10 can contact Debbie Gegare, Market Orders Program Coordinator 608-224-5116 or to request a ballot. Completed ballots must be signed and sent to WI DATCP, Marketing Order Program, P.O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911. The ballots must be postmarked on or before May 25. Unsigned ballots will not be counted.

To view the candidate biographies and more information on the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin election, visit

Elected producers will serve three-year terms beginning July 1, 2018.

DATCP administers elections for Wisconsin commodity marketing boards. To learn more about the market order boards, visit

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