April 15, is the deadline for filing a candidacy petition to run for a seat on the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB). Soybean producers in Districts 2, 4 and 8 are invited to run for election by filing a candidacy petition by the deadline.
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.
NSB board members receive no salary but are reimbursed for expenses incurred while carrying out board business and will serve a three-year term that begins Oct. 1.
District seats open are:
District 2: Burt, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Stanton, Thurston and Wayne counties have open seats.
District 4: Boone, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk and York counties.
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 for the NSB seats must be:
• A resident of Nebraska
• 21 years of age or older
• Soybean producer in Nebraska for at least five previous years.
Prospective 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 one percent 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.