MAPLE PLAIN, Minn. — The Minnesota Beef Research and Promotion Council is seeking candidates for their board elections. Candidates will be selected through mail ballot elections conducted by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) in March. The candidate registration deadline is January 26, 2018.
These farmer/leaders will serve a three-year term directing the investment of the beef research and promotion council’s check-off program. Nominees are required to reside within the area to be represented. Council members shall be residents of the State of Minnesota of legal voting age, and be participating cattle producers or feeders.
Those interested in running for the vacant positions will need to complete the candidate registration forms which can be found at https://mnbeef.org/about-mbc/board-of-directors/. The open beef council board positions include:
District 1 – Becker, Clay, Clearwater, Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk,
Red Lake, Roseau
District 2&3 – Beltrami, Cass, Cook, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, St. Louis
District 5 – Benton, Carver, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Morrison, Renville, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Todd, Wadena, Wright
District 7 – Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock
District 8 – Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Freeborn, LeSueur, Martin, Nicollet, Rice, Steele, Waseca,
District 9 – Dakota, Dodge, Fillmore, Houston, Goodhue, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha, Winona
Farmers and ranchers must be certified producers with the Minnesota Beef Council to receive a ballot. To ensure you are a certified producer, please contact the Minnesota Beef Council via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 763-479-1011.
About the Minnesota Beef Council
The Minnesota Beef Council was established in 1967 to administer the beef check off program on behalf of 18,000 beef farmers and ranchers in Minnesota. The check off focuses on conducting research, education and promotion programs about beef and beef products.
For more information about the Minnesota Beef Council visit us on the web at www.mnbeef.org or call 763-479-1011. Also, be sure to “Like” us on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mnbeefcouncil and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mnbeefcouncil.
— Minnesota Beef Council
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