Idaho Dairy Products Commission Seeking Nominations for District Elections
Meridian, Idaho – (April 14, 2014) – The Idaho Dairy Products Commission (IDPC) is seeking nominations for dairymen to represent producers in the IDPC district elections. Those producers are elected to serve three-year terms. Nominations are to be made by May 1, 2014. Each year the Idaho State Department of Agriculture conducts elections in the three districts representing the state of Idaho.
Nominating Committee Chairmen have been selected for each of the three districts, as follows:
District I: Frank Teunissen, New Plymouth
District II: Harry Hoogland, Castleford
District III: Lynn Keetch, Montpelier
Each Chairman is responsible for naming three qualified producers, whose names will appear on the district ballots on May 15, 2014.
A qualified producer is defined by law as a citizen over twenty-five (25) years of age and a resident of the state of Idaho and the district that he or she represents; and for five (5) years last preceding the election, has been actually engaged in producing dairy products within the state. These qualifications must continue during each member’s term of office.
The law also provides that additional qualified producers in each district may be nominated by a petition of nomination, signed by not less than twenty-five (25) active producers, each of whom shall reside in the district where the nominees reside. These petitions must be submitted to the Director of the Department of Agriculture by May 1, 2014.
Those Commission members whose terms are expiring and who may be re-nominated are:
District I – Tom Dorsey, Caldwell
District II – John Brubaker, Buhl
District III – Kim Korn, Terreton
Any dairy producer interested in requesting additional information may contact the Idaho Dairy Products Commission at 208.327.7050 or the Idaho State Department of Agriculture in Boise.
About United Dairymen of Idaho
The United Dairymen of Idaho (UDI) protects and promotes the Idaho dairy industry and dairy farm families through outreach, nutrition counseling and partnerships with consumers, dairy processors, retail outlets and farmers and their families. UDI is the parent organization of both the Idaho Dairy Council and the Idaho Dairymen’s Association. Visit UDI’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates and additional information.
Contact: Cheri Chase, Senior Director of Consumer Confidence