NSB seeks soybean farmers interested in United Soybean Board nominations
The Nebraska Soybean Board is looking for soybean farmers interested in filling one of Nebraska’s four director positions with the United Soybean Board.
USB is made up of 70 farmer-directors who oversee the investments of the soybean checkoff on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers. Checkoff funds are invested in the areas of animal utilization, human utilization, industrial utilization, industry relations, market access and supply. As stipulated in the Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has oversight responsibilities for USB and the soybean checkoff. Loyd Pointer, soybean farmer from Sargent, Neb., USB director position will expire in December 2014. He is eligible to serve another term.
Any farmer interested in applying needs to meet the following criteria:
1. Be involved in a farming operation that raises soybeans.
2. Be a resident of Nebraska.
3. Be at least 21 years of age.
To be considered for the national leadership position, farmers must contact Victor Bohuslavsky at the Nebraska Soybean Board office at 402-432-5720, before the March 1 deadline.
The NSB board of directors will submit to the U.S. Department of Agriculture a “first preferred choice nominee” and “second preferred choice alternate” for the open position. The secretary of agriculture will make the final appointment. The USDA has a policy that membership on USDA boards and committees is open to all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation and marital or family status. The chosen individual will begin serving three-year terms in December 2014. Each individual appointed is eligible to serve a total of three terms.
For more information about the United Soybean Board, visit www.unitedsoybean.org.