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The Minnesota Dairy Promotion Council is seeking candidates to run for board positions in 18 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 chair by October 9, 2020.

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 early January. Please contact Jerie Heille at (651) 201-6653 with any questions.

Districts by county and township:

District 1: Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, Wadena
Nominating Chair: Brad Hanson

District 2: Aitkin, Anoka, Benton, Carlton, Chisago, Cook, Isanti, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Mille Lacs, Pine, Sherburn, St. Louis, Washington
Nominating Chair: Peter Beck

District 3: Grant, Otter Tail, Stevens, Traverse, Wilkin
Nominating Chair: Laurie Schroeder

District 4: Todd
Nominating Chair: Kraig Kruse

District 5: Morrison
Nominating Chair: Alan Gunderson

District 6: Big Stone, Chippewa, Douglas, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Pope, Swift, Yellow Medicine
Nominating Chair: David Stelter and Bette Paulzine

District 7: Stearns Townships: Ashley, Crow Lake, Crow River, Getty, Lake George, Lake Henry, Meire Grove, Melrose, North Fork, Raymond, Sauk Centre, Spring Hill
Nominating Chair: Victor Uphoff

District 8: Stearns Townships: Millwood, Oak, Paynesville, St. Martin, Zion
Nominating Chair: Victor Uphoff

District 9: Stearns Townships: Albany, Avon, Brockway, Collegeville, Eden Lake, Fair Haven, Farming, Holding, Krain, LeSauk, Luxemburg, Lynden, Maine Prairie, Munson, Rockville, St. Augusta, St. Cloud, St. Joseph, St. Wendel, Wakefield
Nominating Chair: Victor Uphoff

District 10: Hennepin, Meeker, Ramsey, Wright
Nominating Chair: Angie Barlau

District 11: Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock
Nominating Chair: Bill Post

District 12: Carver, McLeod, Sibley
Nominating Chair: Rick Haler

District 13: Blue Earth, Brown, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Scott, Watonwan
Nominating Chair: Perry Beranek

District 14: Dodge, Faribault, Freeborn, Martin, Mower, Steele, Waseca
Nominating Chair: John Schmidt

District 15: Dakota, Goodhue, Rice
Nominating Chair: Nate Kuball

District 16: Olmsted, Wabasha
Nominating Chair: Kevin Connelly and Brian Yotter

District 17: Winona
Nominating Chair: Gerard Brogan

District 18: Fillmore, Houston
Nominating Chair: Fred Williams