If you farm in Districts 4 and 8 of the Nebraska Soybean Board, you are eligible to vote for your board members this month.
Ballots were mailed July 12 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
·Pay the soybean checkoff
·One producer --one vote only
The voting producer must sign and print their full name and town on the ballot envelope, to be a valid vote. The ballot must be postmarked by July 31. Eligible producers who do not receive a ballot by July 18 can call 402-466-1969 to request a one.
Ballots will be mailed to the counties in the following districts:
District 4 covers Boone, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk and York counties. The candidates are Brian Brown, Central City, who farms in Merrick County; and Eugene Goering of Platte Center who farms in Platte County.
District 8 is comprised of 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 for the District 8 election are Daren England of Holdrege, who farms in Phelps County, and Terry Horky of Sargent, who farms in Custer County.
The elected directors will serve a three-year term for these seats beginning Oct. 1, 2013, and ending Sept. 30, 2016.
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.