Soybean Board seeks director candidates
There are two director seats on the Nebraska Soybean Board eligible for election this year. Soybean producers in Districts 5 and 7 are invited to run for election to the Nebraska Soybean Board by filing a candidacy petition prior to the May 13 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.
The At-Large position on the Nebraska Soybean Board is open to all producers in Nebraska and will be elected by the Directors of the Nebraska Soybean Board at the July NSB meeting. A candidacy petition must also be filed prior to the May 13, 2011 deadline for the At-Large position.
NSB Directors and the At-Large Position receive no salary but are reimbursed for expenses incurred while carrying out Board business and will serve a three-year term which would begin Oct. 1.
Director seats open are:
District 5--Counties of Cass, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee and Richardson
District 7--Counties of Adams, Buffalo, Clay, Franklin, Hall, Kearney, Nuckolls and Webster
Candidates for the NSB seats and the At-Large position must be:
--A Resident of Nebraska;
--21 years of age or older; and
--Soybean producer in Nebraska for at least 5 previous years.
Prospective candidates must collect the signatures of 50 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 13 to be eligible for placement on the ballot. To obtain a candidacy petition, contact Victor Bohuslavsky at the Nebraska Soybean Board by calling 402-432-5720 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.