FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ISB Seeks Soybean Farmers Interested in United Soybean Board Nominations
BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – February 6, 2020 – The Illinois Soybean Board (ISB) is looking for farmers interested in filling one of Illinois’ four director positions with the United Soybean Board (USB). ISB manages and invests Illinois soybean checkoff funds in research, promotion and education programs that enhance soybean production and use and support national and international market development. Gary Berg, an Illinois soybean farmer currently in this board seat, is eligible for a second term.
Any soybean producer who is engaged in the growing of soybeans in the United States who owns, or who shares the ownership and risk of loss of is eligible. 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, March 2, 2020.
The ISB Board of Directors will submit to the U.S. Department of Agriculture a “first preferred choice nominee” and “second preferred choice alternate” for each open position. The Secretary of Agriculture will make final appointments, and the chosen individual will begin serving a three-year term in December 2020. Each individual appointed is eligible to serve a total of three three-year terms.
For more information about USB, visit www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketingprograms. Contact Dustin Scott, ISA Director of Operations at 309-808-3603 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a copy of the application and agreement to serve.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is the statewide organization for Illinois soybean growers. The farmers on its board administer soybean checkoff funds to support research, promotions, and educational programs designed to increase demand for Illinois soybeans and administer legislation and membership programs. For more information, visit: www.ilsoy.org.
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