The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) is looking for soybean farmers interested in filling one of Nebraska’s four director positions with the United Soybean Board.
USB is made up of 70 farmer-directors who oversee the investments of the soybean checkoff on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers, says Victor Bohuslavsky, executive director of the Nebraska Soybean Board. Checkoff funds are invested in the following areas: animal utilization, human and industrial uses of soybean products; industry relations; market access and supply.
According to the federal creating the checkoff, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has oversight responsibilities for USB and the soybean checkoff
The USB director term of Loyd Pointer, soybean farmer from Sargent, will expire in December 2014. He is eligible to serve another term.
Any farmer interested in applying needs to meet the following criteria: be involved in a farming operation that raises soybeans, be a resident of Nebraska and at least 21 years of age.
To be considered for the national leadership position, farmers must contact Bohuslavsky at the Nebraska Soybean Board office at 402-432-5720, before the March 1, 2014 deadline.
The Nebraska Soybean Board will submit to USDA’s a “first preferred choice nominee” and “second preferred choice alternate” for the open position. The Secretary of Agriculture will make the final appointment.
The individual chosen will begin serving three-year terms in December 2014. Each individual appointed is eligible to serve a total of three terms.
For more information about the United Soybean Board, visit www.unitedsoybean.org/