ND Soybean Council seeks soybean farmers interested in USB nomination


The North Dakota Soybean Council (NDSC) is looking for farmers interested in filling one of North Dakota’s three director positions with the United Soybean Board (USB). The position currently held by Vanessa Kummer, soybean farmer from Colfax, ND, expires in December 2012.

To be considered for the national leadership position, farmers much complete the required application and “Agreement to Serve” statement and return them to the NDSC office by march 15, 2012. All checkoff paying soybean producers in North Dakota are eligible to apply.

The NDSC Board of Directors will submit to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the names of two potential nominees.  The Secretary of Agriculture will make the final appointment, and the chosen individual will begin serving the three-year term in December 2012.  The individual appointed also will be eligible to serve up to two additional USB terms.

“Serving on the United Soybean Board is a very prestigious and worthwhile opportunity,” says Jared Hagert, United Soybean Board member, NDSC Board Treasurer and soybean farmer from Emerado, ND.  “These farmer-leaders shape the direction of the soybean industry in the areas of marketing, research, education, new uses, transportation and others.  We encourage any soybean farmer interested in the position to apply.”

To download the application and “Agreement to Serve,” visit the NDSC site atwww.ndsoybean.org.

Source: North Dakota Soybean Council