Indiana applications for United Soybean Board open seat available until February 28
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dave Blower Jr. at 317-644-0980; firstname.lastname@example.org
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 16, 2022) — The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) seeks candidates for an open seat on the United Soybean Board (USB). Interested soybean farmers must submit an application to ISA by Feb. 28.
Comprised of 78 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 holds 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 2022.
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 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 call Madeline Lilly, ISA Sustainability and Value Creation Project Manager, at 317-614-7926 for an application. All forms must be received in the ISA office by Sunday, Feb. 28, 2022.
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
About United Soybean Board: United Soybean Board’s 78 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.