Election ballots for Districts 5 and 7 of the Nebraska Soybean Board will be mailed on July 11 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 and pay the soybean checkoff.
On the district ballot, the voting producer must sign and print his or her full name and town on the ballot envelope. 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 one.
Ballots will be mailed to the counties in the following districts:
District 5: Cass, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee and Richardson counties. The candidates are Mark Caspers of Auburn (Nemaha County) and Russell Robertson, Martell (Lancaster County).
District 7: Adams, Buffalo, Clay, Franklin, Hall, Kearney, Nuckolls and Webster counties. Candidates are Paul Gangwish, Shelton (Buffalo County); Bill Miller, Upland (Franklin County); and Ron Pavelka, Glenvil (Adams County).
The elected directors will serve a three-year term for these seats beginning Oct. 1, 2011 and ending Sept. 30, 2014.
Results will be announced in August.
The At-Large position on the Nebraska Soybean Board was also open to all soybean producers in Nebraska, and will be elected at the August meeting by the NSB directors. Three candidates have filed for this position. They are Eugene Goering of Platte Center; Scott Houck, of Strang and Duane Lee of Albion.
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.