BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – June 11, 2015 – The Illinois Soybean Board (ISB) is looking for a farmer interested in filling one of Illinois' four director positions with the United Soybean Board (USB).  Dwain Ford, soybean farmer from Kinmundy, Ill., has retired as one of the Illinois representatives and a replacement must be appointed to finish the term that expires in 2018. ISB manages and invests Illinois checkoff funds in research, promotion and education programs that enhance soybean production and use and support national and international market development.     

Any soybean farmer who is affected by the soybean checkoff is eligible to serve. To be considered for the national leadership position, farmers must complete the required application and "Agreement to Serve" statement and return them to the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) office by Monday, June 22, 2015.  

The ISB Board of Directors will submit to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the names of two potential nominees for the open position. The Secretary of Agriculture will make final appointment, and the chosen individual will serve the remainder of Ford’s term ending in 2018.

For more information about USB, visit To download the application and "Agreement to Serve," visit You also may contact the office for additional information at 309-663-7692.

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) represents more than 45,000 soybean farmers in Illinois through the state soybean checkoff and membership efforts. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and profitability research, promotion, issues management and analysis, communications and education. Membership and advocacy efforts support Illinois soybean farmer interests in local areas, Springfield and Washington, D.C. ISA programs are designed to ensure Illinois soy is the highest quality, most dependable, sustainable and competitive in the global marketplace. For more information, visit the website



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