Two seats on the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board are open for appointment. The appointments, to be made by Gov. Dave Hieneman, will be for District 1 and the at-large position.
The term for the members currently filling these seats will expire July 1, 2014, according to Barb Kliment, Grain Sorghum Board executive director. The filing deadline is no later than 5 p.m., May 7.
District 1 includes the counties of Cedar, Dixon, Dakota, Wayne, Thurston, Stanton, Cuming, Burt, Colfax, Dodge, Washington, Douglas, Butler, Saunders, Sarpy, Seward, Saline, Lancaster, Cass, Otoe, Jefferson, Gage, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, and Richardson.
Sorghum growers interested in appointment to fill the open seats may place their name on a candidacy list by submitting to the board a completed application for appointment, a letter or statement of interest in serving on the board, two letters of endorsement from grain sorghum growers, and documentation substantiating qualification to serve as a member of the board. The documentation can include sales receipts, warehouse receipts, government loan documentation, or acreage certification, Kliment says.
Qualified candidates include those who are citizens of Nebraska, are at least 21 years of age, and derive a portion of their income from growing grain sorghum.
Applications for appointment can be obtained from the Governor's office by writing Kathleen Dolezal, staff assistant for Boards and Commissions, Nebraska Governor's Office, State Capitol, Box 94848, Lincoln, NE 68509-4848, or by calling 402-471-1971. You can also contact the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board, P.O. Box 94982, Lincoln, NE 68509. Phone number is 402-471.4276 and the email address is [email protected]. Application may also be made at www.governor.nebraska.gov/bc/board_comm.html.