A directorship appointment for District 2 of the Nebraska Wheat Utilization, Development and Marketing Board is open for appointment by Gov. Dave Heineman. The new term will begin July 1. The filing deadline for appointment is 5 p.m. CST on June 1.
District 2 represents the counties of Kimball, Banner and Cheyenne. Any producer interested in appointment may submit an application to the governor’s office for consideration. Rick Larson of Potter, the current District 3 director, has indicated he will seek reappointment.
Qualified candidates include those who are citizens of Nebraska, are at least 21 years of age, have been actively engaged in growing wheat in Nebraska for a period of at least five years, reside in a county in their respective district and derive a substantial portion of income from producing wheat.
The Nebraska Wheat Board administers the check-off of 0.4 percent of net value of wheat marketed in Nebraska at the point of first sale. The board invests the funds in programs of international and domestic market development and improvement, policy development, research, promotion, and education.
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