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January 13, 2020

March 15, 2020, deadline for soybean farmers interested in United Soybean Board nominations

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) is looking for soybean farmers interested in filling one of Nebraska’s four director positions with the United Soybean Board (USB), for a three-year term.   USB is made up of 78 volunteer farmer-leaders who oversee the investments of the soybean checkoff on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers. Checkoff funds are invested in the areas of meal, oil and sustainability, focusing on programs and partnerships that drive demand and preference for U.S. soy.…

January 10, 2020

NSB accepting applications for Market Development Coordinator

Job Description: The NSB Market Development Coordinator is responsible for conducting a variety of tasks on behalf of the soybean board. The main responsibility of the Market Development Coordinator is to work with international and domestic contractors and industry contacts to open new markets for Nebraska soybeans. In order to this, the position works as a program manager to monitor projects that have been funded by the Nebraska Soybean Board international and domestic committees. This includes…

Jan 6, 2020

January 6, 2020

Nebraska Soybean Board seeks leaders to represent Nebraska soybean farmers

This year, the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) will be seeking soybean farmers to represent fellow soybean farmers and the industry. Candidacy petition period began on December 1 and concludes on April 15.     How does the election work? The election is conducted by mail-in ballot in July for District 5 and 7. Soybean farmers who reside in counties that are up for election for 2020 will receive ballots and candidate information regarding NSB’s election process via direct mail.…

December 3, 2019

Newly elected Nebraska Soybean Board officers and committee member appointments

The Nebraska Soybean Board held its first board meeting for Fiscal Year 2020 on November 25-26, 2019 in Lincoln. Restructuring of the board and the committees took place along with regular board business.   The following officers were elected by the board to serve a one-year term:   Chairman: Eugene Goering of Columbus Vice Chairman: Doug Saathoff of Trumbull Secretary: Anne Meis of Elgin Treasurer: Daryl Obermeyer of Brownville Committee chairmen and members were also…

November 20, 2019

Nebraska Soybean Board to meet

The Nebraska Soybean Board will hold its next meeting Monday, Nov. 25 through Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 at the Marriott Cornhusker Hotel located at 333 South 13th St., Lincoln, Nebraska.   The Board will conduct regular board business and hold an election of officers during the morning of Nov. 25. During the day of Nov. 25, the board will participate in a joint Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (A-FAN) meeting and CommonGround meeting. The meetings are open to the public…

October 2, 2019

Nebraska Soybean Board names Ritzman as associate executive director

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) is pleased to announce the hiring of Scott Ritzman as associate executive director.   In his position, Ritzman will work on behalf of the state’s soybean farmers to contribute to the mission of the NSB, which is to effectively invest and leverage soybean checkoff resources to maximize profit opportunities for Nebraska soybean farmers. Ritzman will work on the achievement of NSB’s mission and strategic objectives, program development and administration,…

Sep 5, 2019

September 5, 2019

Nebraska Soybean Board to attend Husker Harvest Days

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) and its members will be represented in attendance at the 2019 Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Nebraska on September 10-12, 2019.   In attending, the NSB will highlight the $1.5 billion in economic impact of soybeans in Nebraska and the role it plays in marketing the state’s second-largest row crop domestically and internationally. Since its inception, the soy checkoff has existed for one reason: to create profit opportunities for you, America’s…