Reminder: WMMB Nominations Deadline is February 26


MADISON, Wis. (February 15, 2011) — Qualified milk producers that are interested in running for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) have until February 26, 2011, to submit nomination forms to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).

In order to qualify, DATCP says a nominee must be an active dairy producer who: 1) lives in the district up for election, and 2) sells milk into commercial channels. This year, nominations are open for the following nine districts (outlined by counties):

District 1 Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn Counties

District 4 Barron and Polk Counties

District 7 Clark County

District 10 Brown, Door and Kewaunee Counties

District 13 Buffalo, Pierce and Pepin Counties

District 16 Fond du Lac, Green Lake and Marquette Counties

District 19 Columbia and Dodge Counties

District 22 Grant County

District 25 Green, Rock and Walworth Counties


In addition, each candidate must acquire at least five signatures from active dairy producers within his/her district, submit a completed nomination form, and have the "Affidavit of Eligibility" certification requirement notarized. After nominations have been certified, DATCP will hold a mail-in ballot election April 11-25, with results announced in May.