May 21, 2018

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announces elections for the upcoming Minnesota Wild Rice Council Board of Directors. Terms expire for Thomas Godward (independent member) and Travis Duresky (at-large member) in September of this year.

“Serving on commodity councils is one of the best ways for agricultural producers to have a say in how their check-off dollars are spent,” said Assistant Commissioner Andrea Vaubel. “Elections for these board of director positions is very important, and I’d like to thank all of the candidates and producers who have taken the time to participate.”

The MDA will conduct elections for the board positions at the wild rice field plot at the North Central Research and Outreach Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota on July 24, 2018.

Absentee ballots are available from the MDA; they must be requested by June 18 and postmarked by July 2.

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Media Contact
Alauna Yust, MDA Communications
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