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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 16, 2016

Dairy Research and Promotion Council seeks candidates

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Dairy Research and Promotion Council is seeking candidates to run for board positions in 11 districts. Elected board members represent dairy farmers in their respective districts, and make decisions regarding the expenditure of dairy check-off funds.

Candidates should be active dairy farmers who are well-informed members of their community and interested in check-off promotion programs. Those interested in running for a seat on the board should contact their local nominating chairs by October 10, 2016.

After the nomination deadline, a list of the candidates will be available from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Mail requests should be sent to Promotion Councils, 625 North Robert Street, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538. Election ballots will be mailed in January. Please contact Ruth White at 651-201-6494 with any questions.

Districts by county and township:

District 2 - Mille Lacs, Kanabec, Carlton, St. Louis, Itasca, Aitkin, Pine, Cook, Lake, Koochiching
Nominating Chair Rick Voss, 320-515-0890

District 4 - Otter Tail, Wilkin
Nominating Chair Laurie Schroeder, 218-736-6883

District 6 - Morrison, Crow Wing
Nominating Chair Alan Gunderson, 320-630-9797

District 8 - Stearns County Townships of Ashley, Crow Lake, Crow River, Getty, Grove, Lake George, Lake Henry, Melrose, Millwood, North Fork, Oak, Raymond, Spring Hill, Sauk Centre
Nominating Chair Kory Wieber, 320-492-3084

District 10 - Isanti, Benton, Anoka, Ramsey, Hennepin, Sherburne, Washington, Chisago
Nominating Chair Sue Abrahamson, 651-257-3307

District 12 - Wright, Meeker
Nominating Chair Angie Barlau, 612-741-2763

District 14 - Nicollet, Sibley, Brown
Nominating Chair Scott Mohr, 507-276-1712

District 16 - Goodhue
Nominating Chair Mike Veiseth, 507-254-3205

District 18 - Pipestone, Murray, Rock, Lincoln, Redwood, Nobles, Lyon, Cottonwood, Jackson
Nominating Chair Bill Post, 507-920-5859

District 20 - Olmsted, Dodge, Mower
Nominating Chair Rick Smith, 507-438-0603

District 22 - Fillmore, Houston
Nominating Chair Fred Williams, 507-459-7017


CONTACT: Alauna Yust, MDA Communications
651-201-6629, alauna.yust@state.mn.us