If you farm in Districts 2, 4 and 8 of the Nebraska Soybean Board, you have until April 15 to get your name in for election to the board. You candidacy petition must be filed with the board by that date.
The election of board members will be conducted via direct-mail ballots and candidate information will be provided to all producers residing within the district in which an election is to be held.
Board members receive no salary but are reimbursed for expenses incurred while carrying out the board's business. If elected, the will serve a three-year term that begins October 1.
District 2 consists of Burt, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Stanton, Thurston and Wayne counties.
District 4 is comprised of Boone, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk and York counties.
District 8 includes 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 must be a resident of Nebraska, 21 years of age or older and have been producing soybeans in Nebraska for at least five previous years.
Candidates must collect the signatures of 50 soybean producers in their district using an official Nebraska Soybean Board candidacy petition and return such petition to the Nebraska Soybean Board office on or before April 15 to be eligible for placement on the ballot. To obtain a candidacy petition, contact Victor Bohuslavsky at the Nebraska Soybean Board by calling 402-432-5720.
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.