SALISBURY, Md. — The Delaware Soybean Board (DSB) is currently accepting nominations for farmer-leaders to serve on the United Soybean Board (USB). DSB will be submitting two nominations for both a director and an alternate position in 2022.
Established in 1991, the United Soybean Board — your soy checkoff — is composed of 78 farmer-leaders from across the country with one common goal: increasing return on investment for all U.S. soybean farmers. Whether it’s through researching production practices, working with the supply chain or finding new markets for soy oil and meal both here and abroad, the soy checkoff has its farmers’ best interests at heart when investing their funds for maximum ROI. It is overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and does not fund policy or lobbying activities.
“Serving as a director of the United Soybean Board has given me valuable insight into the industry,” remarks current director from Delaware and DSB Chair Cory Atkins. “I have enjoyed getting to meet other farmers from across the country and learning more about how the soy checkoff benefits growers.”
To become a member of the United Soybean Board, individuals must be a soybean producer who is engaged in the growing of soybeans in the United States who owns, or who shares the ownership and risk of loss of, such soybeans; and be nominated by a Qualified State Soybean Board and submit a completed application.
Once the nomination has been approved, the USB Board member continues to serve until a successor is appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture and has accepted the position, and no member shall serve more than three (3) consecutive three-year terms. The USB Board member may serve more than nine years total if those years are not served consecutively and/or if they were appointed to complete the term of another USB Board member.
Interested applicants should contact DSB Executive Director Danielle Farace by May 1 at 443-812-4526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Delaware Soybean Board