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

According to a news release, elected board members represent dairy farmers in their respective districts and make decisions regarding the expenditure of dairy check-off funds.

The release states 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 Sept. 30.

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 N. Robert St., St. Paul, MN 55155-2538. Election ballots will be mailed early January. Contact Ruth White at 651-201-6494 with any questions.

Local districts by county and township:

  • District 3: Becker, Cass, Clay, Hubbard, Wadena. Nominating chair is Bruce Richter.

  • District 5: Todd. Nominating chair is Kraig Kruse.