NORTH CAROLINA DAIRY REFERENDUM
Dairy farmers in Ashe County will be voting in a Dairy Promotion Referendum on Tuesday, May
23, 2023. The Referendum is on the question of continuing the 10¢ 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¢ 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 Ashe County should check with the County Extension Office at 336.846.5850 if
they have questions or call Elizabeth Moretz with The Dairy Alliance at 828.406.9482.
Voting in Ashe County will take place on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at the NC Cooperative
Extension, Ashe County Center located at 134 Law Enforcement Drive, Suite 202 Jefferson, NC
from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.