July Election Results for The Nebraska Soybean Board

Aug 16, 2021

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) held an election in July for board members in districts 1 and 3, while the district 6 candidate ran unopposed. Nebraska soybean farmers in those districts voted with the following results:


District 1 (Counties of Antelope, Boyd, Cedar, Holt, Knox, Madison and Pierce)

  • Anne Meis, Elgin, NE – Antelope County – Re-elected
  • Brandon Rosberg, Bloomfield, NE – Knox County

District 3 (Counties of Butler, Colfax, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington)

  • Rebecca Kreikemeier, Bellwood, NE – Butler County
  • Ruth Ready, Scribner, NE – Dodge County – Elected

District 6 (Counties of Filmore, Gage, Jefferson, Saline, Seward and Thayer)

  • Larry Tonniges, Utica, NE – Seward County – Ran unopposed

Newly elected board member, Ruth Ready, will begin her first term on the board while re-elected board member, Anne Meis, will begin her third term. Larry Tonniges will also start a new term having served a previous NSB term from 2015 to 2018.


“A special thank you to all the candidates who took time out of their busy schedules to run in this year’s election,” said Scott Ritzman, executive director of the Nebraska Soybean Board. “As the soybean industry continues to evolve and face challenges, we look to our board to invest your checkoff into projects that benefit all soybean farmers in Nebraska.”


The elected board members will serve a three-year term beginning October 1, 2021 and ending September 30, 2024.

Quotes/photo captions from elected and re-elected board members:


“Returning to the Nebraska Soybean Board means I can put my experience to work as we begin our strategic planning in 2022. Our focus always needs to be on funding quality research and marketing our soybean and soybean products to bring value back to the farmer who pays the checkoff.” – Anne Meis

“Investing our checkoff funds wisely is a challenge and an exciting opportunity. I am grateful to be able to help meet that challenge and seize the opportunities as a member of the Nebraska Soybean Board. Working with other farmers who share my enthusiasm for research, promotion and education in regard to soybeans and agriculture in general; will, I hope, be beneficial for all.” – Ruth Ready


“I am looking forward to being back on the Nebraska Soybean Board. I feel that our most important job is to improve markets for our soybean products, both foreign and domestic. I am also interested in the research that results in higher yields and innovative weed control in soybeans.” – Larry Tonniges


Anne Meis, Ruth Ready, Larry Tonniges


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.