The Nebraska Beef Council (NBC) will hold Board of Director Elections in five districts in 2012. This opportunity is open to Nebraska beef producers that are at least 21 years of age, a resident and registered voter of a county in the district that he or she will represent, have been actively engaged as a producer in Nebraska for at least the previous five years and is in compliance with all checkoff laws for the 12 months prior to the call for candidates.
Nebraska Beef Council directors volunteer their time to represent beef producers’ checkoff collections and investments on the state, national and international level. The Board’s major responsibility is to oversee checkoff expenditures by determining promotion, research and education programs for checkoff investments. The term is four years and will begin on January 2, 2013.
Producers interested in becoming a beef council director are encouraged to visit with current and past directors to learn more about this valuable experience and its commitment. In addition, all candidates are encouraged to attend an information session prior to receiving an election packet. The candidate requirements and election rules will be discussed at candidate information session.
Candidate information sessions will be held (each session will be one hour):
March 19, 2012 – Wayne, UNL Extension Office, 1:00 p.m.
March 19, 2012 – Columbus, Columbus Public Library, 5:00 p.m.
March 20, 2012 – Kearney, Nebraska Beef Council Office, 1:00 p.m.
March 20, 2012 – Broken Bow, Broken Bow Public Library, 5:00 p.m.
March 21, 2012 – Alliance, UNL Extension, 1:00 p.m.
*Additional sessions will be added if necessary
Election packets are available beginning on April 1, 2012. Candidates must obtain 100 signatures from beef producers in their districts on a candidate petition. All candidate materials, must be postmarked to the NBC office by June 15, 2012.
“Beef producers who are passionate about the industry and who are willing to provide leadership to the beef checkoff program and its investments are needed as we face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” said Bosshamer. “We need strong leaders to enhance our mission and strengthen beef demand in the global marketplace.”
For additional information or to view the NBC districts, log onto www.nebeef.org or contact the Nebraska Beef Council office at 1-800-421-5326.