Dairy Research and Promotion Council seeks candidatesThe Minnesota Dairy Research and Promotion Council is seeking candidates to run for board positions in 11 statewide districts. Candidates will represent dairy farmers in their district and make decisions regarding the expenditure of dairy check-off funds.
The Minnesota Dairy Research and Promotion Council is seeking candidates to run for board positions in 11 statewide districts. Candidates will represent dairy farmers in their district 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.
Interested candidates should contact their local nomination chair by October 15:
•District 1: Robert Dahlen: (218) 584-5534; Red Lake, Polk, Roseau, Beltrami, Norman, Marshall, Mahnomen, Kittson, Clearwater, Pennington, Lake of the Woods counties.
•District 3: Brian Kimm: (218) 863-4211; Becker, Cass, Wadena, Clay, Hubbard counties.
•District 5: Tom Rausch: (320) 749-2714; Todd County.
•District 7: Craig Awsumb: (320) 246-3356; Douglas, Stevens, Traverse, Pope, Grant counties.
•District 9: Corrine Hadrich: (320) 746-2381; Stearns County Townships – Albany, Avon, Brockway, Clearwater, Collegeville, Eden Lake, Fair Haven, Farming, Holding, Krain, Le Sauk, Luxemburg, Lynden, Maine Prairie, Munson, Paynesville, Rockville, St. Martin, St. Wendel, St. Augusta, St. Cloud, St. Joseph, Wakefield, Zion.
•District 11: Larry/Jean Urban: (320) 354-5291; Kandiyohi, Swift, Yellow Medicine, Renville, Lac Qui Parle, Big Stone, Chippewa counties.
•District 13: Wayne Rusch: (320) 587-5603; Carver, McLeod counties.
•District 15: Ray/Bridget Pieper: (507) 744-2957; Rice, Scott, Dakota, Le Sueur counties.
•District 17: Kevin/Kay Siewert: (507) 753-2501; Wabasha County.
•District 19: Larry/Cindy Clayton: (507) 835-7715; Faribault, Blue Earth, Martin, Steele, Waseca, Freeborn, Watonwan counties.
•District 21: Jim/Laurie Orth: (507) 523-2430; Winona.
Following the October 15 deadline, contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Promotion Councils, 625 Robert Street N., St. Paul, MN 55155 or call Ruth at (651) 201-6494 to request candidate information. Deadline for this request must be made to the Department of Agriculture by December 3, 2009.
Election ballots will be mailed in January for the two-year terms.