The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced that 13 nominees are certified eligible for the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin 2018 board election. From District 17, which encompasses Manitowoc and Calumet Counties, Julie Maurer from Newton has been named a nominee.  DATCP confirmed that each candidate is an active dairy producer or representative of an affected producer, who sells milk into commercial channels and lives in the district up for election. In addition, DATCP certified each candidate’s nomination form, which included five signatures from active dairy producers within the district and a notarized “Affidavit of Eligibility” requirement.