Vote in the Dairy Promotion Referendum
The North Carolina Dairy Promotion Referendum is Thursday, May 18, 2017. This referendum is conducted every six years to give dairy farmers the opportunity to vote on the continuation of keeping a portion (10 cents per cwt) of checkoff funds here in North Carolina for local dairy promotion.
This is not an additional assessment, duplication or a change; it is only an authorization allowing the 10 cents to remain in North Carolina as it has for the past six years. If the referendum fails, all checkoff money generated by North Carolina dairy farmers would go to the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, leaving no money for local activities.
Voting will take place at your local Cooperative Extension office and the law allows for one vote per farm. Anyone associated with the farm may cast the vote but they will need to provide the farm name and address at the voting location.
REMEMBER: Vote "YES" on May 18 to continue to strengthen milk and dairy product sales in North Carolina!