Bloomington, Ill – February 8, 2023 – 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 10, 2023. Contact Dustin Scott, ISA Director of Operations, at 309-846-3673 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ISB 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 2023. 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 24, 2023. Letters of interest may also be sent via email to email@example.com. 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 10, 2023. 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 and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability. For more information, visit the website www.ilsoy.org and www.ilsoygrowers.com.