Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Nominations accepted for Cherry Board until April 1

Media Contacts: Rick Hummell, Senior Communications Specialist

MADISON – Wisconsin tart cherry growers may now nominate candidates for two board member positions on the Wisconsin Cherry Board.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will accept nominations postmarked by April 1, 2019. Completed nomination forms must include signatures from at least five eligible growers other than the nominee. The affidavit of eligibility, located on the nomination form, must also be completed and notarized.

DATCP will mail nomination forms to eligible growers. Growers who have not received nomination forms by March 15 or who have other questions about the nomination process can contact Debbie Gegare, DATCP Market Order Coordinator, at 608-224-5116 or

DATCP will conduct the Wisconsin Cherry Board election from May 15 through June 10. The elected producers will serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2022.

DATCP administers elections for Wisconsin commodity marketing boards. To learn more about the market order boards, visit