Dairy farmers vote in four regions for board positions

Candidates have until Sept. 27

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Candidates have until Sept. 27 to withdraw their names if they have entered into the race to represent dairy producers in Regions 4, 8, 9 and 12.

DFO chairman Murray Sherk and board member Steve Runnalls have elected to run in Region’s 8 and 12. Incumbent Sid Atkinson has elected to step down after a 16-year run representing Region 4, and incumbent Paul Vis has elected to step down with one year left on his mandate in Region 9.

“Ballots have been mailed to producers in those regions, and nominations opened on Sept. 1, 2019, for a two-week period. Ballots will be counted on Nov. 12, pursuant to Regulation 760, Section 14(6) of the Milk Act. Candidates are then notified immediately after a special DFO Board meeting held that day,” the spokesman told Ontario Farmer.