LINCOLN — This year, the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) will be seeking soybean farmers to serve on the Board of Directors and to represent fellow soybean farmers and the industry.
How does the Election Work?
The election is conducted by mail-in ballot in July for Districts 5 and 7. Soybean farmers who reside in counties that are up for election in 2017 will receive ballots and candidate information regarding NSB’s election process via direct mail. The At-Large position on the Nebraska Soybean Board is open to all soybean farmers in Nebraska and will be elected by the NSB Directors at the July Board meeting.
What are the 2017 Election Districts and Counties?
The election districts and counties are:
District 5: Counties of Cass, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee and Richardson.
District 7: Counties of Adams, Buffalo, Clay, Franklin, Hall, Kearney, Nuckolls and Webster.
At-Large: All counties in Nebraska.
Who Can Be a Candidate for the NSB seats or the At-Large Position on the Board?
- Be a resident of Nebraska
- Be a resident of the district in which the election is being held
- Be a soybean farmer in Nebraska for at least the previous 5 years
- Be 21 years of age or older
- Have submitted a NSB candidacy petition
To apply for Candidacy in District 5 and 7 or the At-Large Position you must:
- Obtain a NSB Candidacy Petition by contacting NSB’s executive director, Victor Bohuslavsky at 402-432-5720.
- Complete the petition and collect the signatures of 50 soybean farmers in their district.
- Return petition to the NSB office on or before April 15, 2017.
Roles and Responsibilities of Soybean Board Member Representative:
- Attend every NSB meeting – 8 day fiscal year commitment.
- Attend/participate in other educational events sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff in your district.
- Receive no salary but reimbursed for expenses incurred while carrying out board business.
- Serve a three-year term that would begin October 1, 2017.
Areas of Focus for the Soybean Industry:
As an elected representative to NSB, you will help guide the Nebraska soybean industry in the areas of research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.
If you have questions regarding the election process, please contact NSB’s executive director, Victor Bohuslavsky at 402-432-5720. For more information about the Nebraska soybean checkoff, visit www.nebraskasoybeans.org
— Nebraska Soybean Board
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