North Carolina Dairy Referendum
Dairy farmers in Watauga County will be voting in a Dairy Promotion Referendum on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The Referendum is on the question of continuing the 10 cent assignment to dairy promotion programs in North Carolina already allowed under the National Checkoff for milk advertising and promotion. With a favorable vote in the Referendum, the 10 cent per cwt. will continue to fund dairy promotion activities in North Carolina. Without a favorable vote, all funds generated by the checkoff will go to the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, leaving no local promotion money in North Carolina.
Dairy farmers in Watauga County should check with the extension office if they have questions or call Elizabeth Moretz with the American Dairy Association of North Carolina at 828.406.9482. Voting in Watauga County will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2017 during the hours of 8am and 5pm at the extension office at 971 West King St in Boone.