Because of its soybean production, Nebraska will get a fourth farmer-director on the United Soybean Board.
Currently, there are three Nebraska producers on the USB: Chuck Myers of Lyons, who is the board's vice chairman; Loyd Pointer, Sargent; and Mike Thede, Palmer.
USB is made up of 68 farmer-directors who oversee the investments of the soybean checkoff
on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers. Checkoff funds are invested in animal
utilization, human utilization, industrial utilization, industry relations, market access and supply programs.
USB Directors receive no compensation but are reimbursed for expenses incurred while carrying out Board business. The three-year term for this seat will begin October of 2008.
If you're interested in applying, send your producer biography to the Nebraska Soybean Board office at 3815 Touzalin Avenue, Suite 101, Lincoln, NE 68507 on or before March 15.
This position is open to all soybean farmers in Nebraska. The Nebraska board will nominate two candidates and the final selection will be made by the USDA Secretary of Agriculture.
Anyone interested in applying needs to meet the following criteria:
1. Be involved in a farming operation that raises soybeans.
2. Be a resident of Nebraska.
3. Be at least 21 years of age.