It’s Time To Nominate Potato Board Members

DATCP is accepting nominations through March 29 for three seats on the Wisconsin Potato Industry Board.

Nine producers in three districts across the state make up the Wisconsin Potato Industry Board. The board oversees the collection and use of approximately $2 million in annual assessment fees paid by Wisconsin potato growers. This funding supports the potato industry through research, consumer education, and promotion of Wisconsin-grown potatoes.

Producers who grow and sell potatoes in the following districts are eligible to nominate or be nominated to the board:

District 1
Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Door, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Florence, Forest, Iron, Kewaunee, Langlade, Lincoln, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Vilas, and Washburn counties.

District 2
Marathon, Outagamie, Portage, Shawano, Waupaca, and Waushara counties.

District 3
Adams, Buffalo, Calumet, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, La Crosse, Lafayette, Manitowoc, Marquette, Milwaukee, Monroe, Ozaukee, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Sheboygan, Trempealeau, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Winnebago, and Wood counties.

DATCP will mail nomination forms to eligible producers. Growers must sign, notarize, and postmark completed nomination forms by March 29. Include signatures from at least five eligible growers other than the nominee.

Producers should mail completed nomination forms to: the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Market Order Program, P.O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911.

Eligible producers who have not received a nomination form by March 15 should email

DATCP will conduct the Wisconsin Potato Industry Board election from May 10 through June 15. Elected board members will serve three-year terms from July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2027.