July District Election Ballots Have Been Mailed

Jul 14, 2020

The July election ballots for the Nebraska Soybean Board Districts 5 and 7 have been mailed to soybean farmers in those districts. Each district ballot contains important information that will make the voting process easy to complete and return.


If you are a qualified soybean farmer living in one of the election districts, the following candidates are asking for your vote. Your vote matters.

District 5 (Counties of Cass, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, and Richardson)

  • Larry Hudkins – Malcolm, NE – Lancaster County
  • Klark Knipe – Auburn, NE – Nemaha County
  • Brent Steinhoff – Syracuse, NE – Otoe County

District 7 (Counties of Adams, Buffalo, Clay, Franklin, Hall, Kearney, Nuckolls and Webster)

  • Matthew Favinger – Minden, NE – Kearney County
  • Doug Saathoff – Trumbull, NE – Adams County


To view farmer biographies and more election info, visit:



As a voter, you will learn about the candidates and why they would like to represent you on the board. If you have not received a ballot by July 17, please call 402-564-5827 and request one. Ballots must be post marked by July 31, 2020, to count.


Election results will be announced in August.


About the Nebraska Soybean Board: The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one-half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.