BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – FEBRUARY 5, 2024 – The Illinois Soybean Board (ISB) is looking for farmers interested in filling one of Illinois’ director positions with the United Soybean Board (USB). 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 Friday, March 8, 2024. Contact Dustin Scott, ISA Director of Operations, at 309-846-3673 or email@example.com to receive a copy of the application and agreement to serve.
In addition, the Illinois Soybean Board (ISB) is also seeking candidates for ISB At-Large Directors. These individuals will be nominated by the majority of the Illinois Soybean Board sitting in a quorum at a meeting to be determined. Thereafter, two of the nominated individuals will be elected by a majority of soybean producers in attendance at the Illinois Soybean Board Meeting in July 2024. ISB members serve a term of three years and are eligible for up to three consecutive terms.
Any interested producer must notify the Board of their desire to become a candidate for an at-large position by sending a letter of interest to Illinois Soybean Association, Attn: Director of Operations, 1108 Trinity Lane, Bloomington, Illinois, 61704. This letter of interest must be postmarked no later than Friday, February 23, 2024. Letters of interest may also be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The same deadline applies.
Once intent is expressed, candidates will be emailed a link to an online application. Online applications must be completed and submitted electronically no later than Friday, March 8, 2024. There is no write-in provision for At-Large director elections.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.
Director of Marketing Communications
Illinois Soybean Association