BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Illinois Soybean Board (ISB) is looking for producers interested in filling two of Illinois’ four director positions with the United Soybean Board (USB). ISB manages and invests Illinois soybean checkoff funds in research, promotion and education programs that enhance soybean production and use and support national and international market development. Dan Farney and Doug Winter, Illinois soybean farmers currently in these board seats, are both eligible for a third and final term.
Any soybean producer who is engaged in growing soybeans in the United States who owns, or who shares the ownership and risk of loss of is eligible. To be considered for the national leadership position, farmers must complete the required application and “Agreement to Serve” statement and return them to the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) by Friday, March 1, 2019.
The ISB Board of Directors will submit to the U.S. Department of Agriculture a “first preferred choice nominee” and “second preferred choice alternate” for each open position. The Secretary of Agriculture will make final appointments. Chosen individuals will begin serving their terms in December 2019. Each individual appointed is eligible to serve a total of three, three-year terms.
For more information about USB, visit www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketingprograms. Contact Dustin Scott, ISA Director of Operations, at 309-808-3603 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a copy of the application and agreement to serve.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program represents more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and profitability research, issues analysis, communications and education. ISA programs are designed to ensure Illinois soy is the highest quality, most dependable, sustainable and competitive in the global marketplace. For more information, visit: www.ilsoy.org.
— Illinois Soybean Association
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