Feb. 28 is deadline for Indiana farmers to apply for seat on United Soybean Board - Indiana Corn and Soy

Feb. 28 is deadline for Indiana farmers to apply for seat on United Soybean Board

Posted: January 20, 2023 Posted by: Kyle Nagy Category: Indiana Corn and Soybean Post - Winter 2023, ISA, News

Indiana Soybean Alliance   

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 20, 2023) — Farmers interested in serving as a director on the United Soybean Board (USB) should submit an application to the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA), the state’s soybean checkoff program, by Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Comprised of 77 volunteer farmer-directors, the USB oversees the investments of the national soybean checkoff on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers. All USB directors serve three-year terms. Indiana has four seats on the USB board.

The soybean checkoff program allows farmers to contribute to the market development, promotion, production and utilization of soybeans. The USB farmer-directors ensure the investment of checkoff funds create value for soybean farmers in appropriate programs. USB asks that directors commit to attending three board meetings each year, usually in February, June and December. In addition, directors serve on committees or other subgroups. If appointed, the term would begin December 2023.

Any Indiana farmer eligible to apply must grow soybeans or own or share in the ownership and risk of loss of soybeans. Although the USDA Secretary appoints directors to the USB board, the ISA – as the state soybean checkoff organization – submits director candidate names to the USDA for consideration.

“Indiana is the fifth-largest state in soybean production in the United States,” said ISA Chair Mike Koehne, a farmer from Greensburg, Ind. “Serving on the USB not only helps soybean growers from Indiana, but it also helps us direct checkoff funds for farmers from all over the country. Those who serve on the USB board will learn a lot about innovative projects that make our soybeans a more valuable crop for all soybean farmers.”

Indiana soybean farmers who want to be an ISA nominee to the USB board should complete a background form and a candidate questionnaire.

Visit www.indianasoybean.com/election or send an email to Amber Myers, ISA Board Leadership Manager, at amyers@indianasoybean.com for an application. All application forms must be received in the ISA office by Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023.

About United Soybean Board: United Soybean Board’s 77 volunteer farmer-directors work on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers to achieve maximum value for their soy checkoff investments. These volunteers invest and leverage checkoff funds in programs and partnerships to drive soybean innovation beyond the bushel and increase preference for U.S. soy. That preference is based on U.S. soybean meal and oil quality and the sustainability of U.S. soybean farmers. As stipulated in the federal Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service has oversight responsibilities for USB and the soy checkoff. For more information on the United Soybean Board, visit unitedsoybean.org

This communication was funded with Indiana soybean checkoff dollars.

About Indiana Soybean Alliance: The Indiana Soybean Alliance works to enhance the viability of Indiana soybean farmers through the effective and efficient investment of soybean checkoff funds that protect and promote the interest of Indiana soybean farmers. The ISA works to assist soybean farmers through its strategic initiatives of market development; environmental, social and economic sustainability; value creation and producer engagement. ISA is led by an elected, farmer board that directs investments of the soybean checkoff funds on behalf of more than 20,000 Indiana soybean farmers. Learn more at www.indianasoybean.com

This communication was funded with Indiana soybean checkoff dollars.






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