Soybean Board announces call for candidates
Three of the nine district seats on the Nebraska Soybean Board will be eligible for election this year. Soybean producers in Districts 1, 3 and 6 are invited to run for election to the Nebraska Soybean Board by filing a candidacy petition by the May 15 deadline. The election of directors will be conducted via direct-mail ballots and candidate information will be provided to all producers residing within the district in which an election is to be held.
NSB Directors receive no salary but are reimbursed for expenses incurred while carrying out Board business.
(Three-year terms for these seats begin Oct. 1 and end Sept. 30, 2012)
Seats open for producer election in 2009 are:
District 1: Counties of Antelope, Boyd, Cedar, Holt, Knox, Madison, and Pierce.
District 3: Counties of Butler, Colfax, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington.
District 6: Counties of Fillmore, Jefferson, Gage, Saline, Seward and Thayer.
Candidates for the Nebraska Soybean Board must be:
--Residents of Nebraska;
--At least 21 years of age;
--Soybean producers in Nebraska for at least 5 previous years.
Prospective candidates must collect the signatures of fifty soybean producers in their district using an official Nebraska Soybean Board Candidacy Petition and return such petition to the Nebraska Soybean Board office on or before May 15, to be eligible for placement on the ballot. To obtain a candidacy petition, contact Victor Bohuslavsky at the Nebraska Soybean Board, 3815 Touzalin Avenue, Suite 101, Lincoln, NE 68507 by calling 800-852-2326.
The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.