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Dairy research and promotion council seeks candidates

The Minnesota Dairy Research and Promotion Council is seeking candidates to run for board positions in 11 districts throughout the state. 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.

Candidates should contact their local nomination chair (listed below by district) by Oct. 17, if they are interested in running for the council. After the Oct. 17 deadline, contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Promotion Councils, 625 Robert Street North, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538 or call 651-201-6494 to request candidate information. Election ballots will be mailed in January.

Districts by county & township

n District 2: Mille Lacs, Kanabec, Carlton, St. Louis, Itasca, Aitkin, Pine, Cook, Lake and Koochiching counties. Nominating chair - Corina Newman, 218-389-6112

n District 4: Otter Tail (west) and Wilkin counties. Nominating Chairs - John and Donna Wold, 218-826-6208

n District 6: Morrison and Crow Wing counties. Nominating Chair: Alan Gunderson, 320-573-4472

n District 8: Stearns County. Nominating Chairs - David and Donna Goebel, 320-836-2019

n District 10: Isanti, Benton, Anoka, Ramsey, Hennepin, Sherburne, Washington and Chisago counties. Nominating Chair: Sue Abrahamson, 651-257-3307

n District 12: Wright and Meeker counties. Nominating Chair: Dan Glessing, 320-420-4807

n District 14: Nicollet, Sibley and Brown counties. Nominating Chair: Scott Mohr, 507-359-4148

n District 16: Goodhue County. Nominating Chair: Gene Bang, 507-251-7606

n District 18: Pipestone, Murray, Rock, Lincoln, Redwood, Nobles, Lyon, Cottonwood and Jackson counties. Nominating Chair: Bill Post, 507-879-3489

n District 20: Olmsted, Dodge and Mower counties. Nominating Chair: Randy Smith, 507-582-1085

n District 22: Fillmore and Houston counties. Nominating Chair: Kurt and Tracy Raaen, 507-765-9885.