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Dairy Research and Promotion Council Seeks Candidates
Minnesota Ag Connection - 09/12/2017

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 Sept. 20.

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 late December. Please contact Ruth White at 651-201-6494 or 800-967-2474 with any questions.

Districts by county and township:

- District 1 - Red Lake, Polk, Roseau, Beltrami, Norman, Marshall, Mahnomen, Kittson, Clearwater, Pennington, Lake of the Woods

Nominating Chair Al Grunhovd, 218-556-0259

- District 3 - Becker, Cass, Wadena, Clay, Hubbard

Nominating Chair Bruce Richter, 218-631-3470

- District 5 - Todd

Nominating Chair Mike Salber, 218-756-2470

- District 7 - Douglas, Stevens, Traverse, Pope, Grant

Nominating Chair Bette Paulzine, 320-283-5478

- District 9 - 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

Nominating Chair Mike McAndrews, 507-358-9675

- District 11 - Kandiyohi, Swift, Yellow Medicine, Renville, Lac Qui Parle, Big Stone, Chippewa

Nominating Chair Jim Barthel, 320-568-2658

- District 13 - Carver, McLeod

Nominating Chair Rick Jeurissen, 952-215-9099

- District 15 - Rice, Scott, Dakota, Le Sueur

Nominating Chair Nate Kuball, 507-838-5740

- District 17 - Wabasha

Nominating Chair Nate Arendt, 507-273-8411

- District 19 - Faribault, Blue Earth, Martin, Steele, Waseca, Freeborn, Watonwan

Nominating Chair Jon Schmidt, 507-456-5451

- District 21 - Winona

Nominating Chair Gerard Brogan, 507-932-3026

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