Nebraska Soybean Board Ballots Due July 30
Elections will be held in three districts of the checkoff group.
Published on: Jul 7, 2010
Election ballots for Districts 2, 4 and 8 of the Nebraska Soybean Board will be mailed on July 13 to soybean producers in those districts. To be eligible to vote in the election, voters must be engaged in the growing of soybeans, be a resident in the district and pay the soybean checkoff.
On the district ballot, the voting producer must write in the county in which they reside and then sign and print their name on the ballot envelope. The ballot must be postmarked by July 30. Eligible producers who do not receive a ballot by July 20 can call the Nebraska Soybean Board to request one at 402-441-3240.
Ballots will be mailed to the counties in the following districts:
• District 2--Burt, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Stanton, Thurston and Wayne counties. The candidates are Wayne Heerman of Pilger (Stanton County) and Lisa Lunz of Wakefield (Dixon County)
• District 4--Boone, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk and York counties. Candidates are Eugene Goering of Platte Center (Platte County), Greg Greving, Chapman (Merrick County), and Michael Thede, Palmer (Merrick County).
• District 8--Arthur, Banner, Blaine, Box Butte, Brown, Chase, Cherry, Cheyenne, Custer, Dawes, Dawson, Deuel, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Garden, Garfield, Gosper, Grant, Greeley, Harlan, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Howard, Keith, Keya Paha, Kimball, Lincoln, Logan, Loup, McPherson, Morrill, Perkins, Phelps, Red Willow, Rock, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, Sherman, Sioux, Thomas, Valley and Wheeler counties. Candidates are Britt Anderson, Gothenburg (Custer County), Terry Beans, Lexington, (Dawson County), Terry Horky, Sargent, (Custer County), Blake Johnson, Holdrege, (Phelps County).
The elected directors will serve a three-year term for these seats, beginning Oct. 1, 2010 and ending Sept. 30, 2013.
Results will be announced in August.
The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one half of 1% times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.