BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Illinois Soybean Board (ISB) will hold its annual public meeting on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at the I Hotel and Conference Center, located at 1900 S. 1st Street, Champaign, Ill., 61820. At-large director elections will take place at 11:00 AM CST. The at-large directors will be elected by a majority of soybean farmers in attendance at the ISB public meeting. No write-in provisions exist.
In order to verify voter eligibility for individual voters, the Illinois Soybean Board requires that, prior to the election, any individual seeking to cast a vote on their own behalf complete the Illinois Soybean Board Individual Voter Eligibility Verification form. This form verifies voters are in the business of producing and marketing soybeans within the State of Illinois and have had the first right of ownership of soybeans for which they have received payment at the first point of sale within the preceding twelve (12) months.
In order to verify voter eligibility for a partnership, corporation, society, association, representative or other fiduciary producer (“Entity Producer”), the Illinois Soybean Board requires that, prior to the election, any individual seeking to cast a vote on behalf of an Entity Producer complete the Illinois Soybean Board Entity Producer Voter Eligibility Verification form. This form verifies that the Entity Producer is an eligible voter and that the individual is entitled to cast the vote on behalf of the Entity Producer by virtue of their being a shareholder, member, partner, trustee, officer, or director of the Entity Producer and is duly authorized by the Entity Producer to cast its vote.
Finally, if an individual qualifies as an eligible voter in their individual capacity as well as on behalf of an Entity Producer, they may cast both their individual vote and the Entity Producer’s vote. For example, if an individual has the first right of ownership in any soybeans for which payment is received, that individual is entitled to cast a vote as an individual. If the individual also serves as a trustee for a trust that is engaged in the business of producing and marketing soybeans and has the first right of ownership in any soybeans for which payment is received at the first point of sale (and that are not the same soybeans claimed by the individual), so long as the individual executes the required verification, they may also cast a vote on behalf of the trust.
Forms will be available for completion at the meeting in Champaign.
Those interested in attending should contact ISA Director of Operations, Dustin Scott, no later than Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 309-808-3603 or email@example.com.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability. For more information, visit the website www.ilsoy.org.
— Illinois Soybean Association
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