The Nebraska Beef Council will hold Board of Director Elections in four districts in 2014. The candidates must: be a Nebraska beef producer at least 21 years of age, a resident and registered voter of a county in the district that he or she will represent, have been actively engaged as a producer in Nebraska for at least the previous five years and is in compliance with all checkoff laws for the 12 months prior to the call for candidates.
Nebraska Beef Council directors represent beef producers' checkoff collections and investments on the state, national and international level. The Board's major responsibility is to oversee checkoff expenditures by determining promotion, research and education programs for checkoff investments.
The term is four years and will begin on January 2, 2015.
Producers interested in becoming a beef council director are encouraged to visit with current and past directors to learn more about this valuable experience and its commitment.
Election packets are available beginning April 1 and can be obtained by calling the Nebraska Beef Council office at 800-421-5326. Candidates must obtain 100 signatures from beef producers in their districts on a candidate petition. All candidate materials, must be postmarked to the NBC office by June 15.
"Beef producers who are passionate about the industry and who are willing to provide leadership to the beef checkoff program and its investments are needed as we face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead," says Ann Marie Bosshamer. "We need strong leaders to enhance our mission and strengthen beef demand in the global marketplace."
Districts hosting an election in 2014:
District 2, covering Cherry, Keya Paha, Brown, Rock, Grant, Hooker, Thomas, Blaine and Loup counties
District 4, covering Boyd, Holt, Knox, Antelope, Wheeler and Boone counties
District 6, covering Arthur, McPherson, Logan, Keith, Lincoln, Perkins, Chase, Hayes, Dundy and Hitchcock counties
District 8, covering Seward, Lancaster, Otoe, Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Saline, Gage, Johnson, Nemaha, Webster, Nuckolls, Thayer, Jefferson, Pawnee and Richardson counties.
For additional information, log onto www.nebeef.org or contact the Nebraska Beef Council office at 800-421-5326.
The Nebraska Beef Council is served by a nine-member board of directors. The volunteers oversee Nebraska's $1 per-head beef checkoff programs for marketing and promotion.