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News Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 3, 2016

Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council elects new board members

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Producers of wild rice have recently elected members to serve on the Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council board.

Minnesota’s research and promotion councils play an important role in coordinating the ongoing development and promotion of agricultural products. Citing this valuable service offered by the council, Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson expressed his appreciation of producers who participated in the elections.

“Through council elections, producers have a say in how their check-off dollars are spent,” said Commissioner Frederickson. “It’s very important that producers take advantage of this opportunity and I want to thank all the candidates and producers who took the time to participate in these elections.”

Board members were selected through mail ballot elections.

Results are as follows:

Independent
Ross Rennemo, Northome

At-Large
Patrick Skoe, Clearbrook

Northern Minnesota Wild Rice Producers
Ken Gunvalson, Gonvick

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

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