ISA Seeks Soybean Farmers Interested in United Soybean Board Nomination

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is looking for farmers interested in filling an open director position with the United Soybean Board (USB).   Philip Bradshaw, soybean farmer from Griggsville, has resigned his position as one of the Illinois representatives, and a replacement must be appointed to fulfill the term that expires in 2013.  Any Illinois farmer who participates in the soybean checkoff program is eligible to serve.

To be considered for the national leadership position, farmers must complete the required application and "Agreement to Serve" statement and return them to the ISA office by September 19, 2011.  The ISA 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 serve the remainder of Bradshaw's term ending in December 2013.

"Serving on the United Soybean Board is a very prestigious and worthwhile opportunity," says Matt Hughes, ISA chairman and soybean farmer from Shirley.  "These farmer-leaders shape the direction of the soybean industry in areas from education to research and everything in between.  We encourage any soybean farmer interested in the position to apply."

For more information about USB, visit the Web site at www.unitedsoybean.org.  To download the application and "Agreement to Serve," visit the ISA site at www.ilsoy.org.  You can also contact the ISA office for additional information at 309-663-7692.

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is the statewide organization for Illinois soybean growers.  The farmers on its board administer soybean checkoff funds to support research, promotions, and educational programs designed to increase demand for Illinois soybeans and administer legislation and membership programs. For more information, visit: www.ilsoy.org