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Still Time to Get on the Indiana Soybean Alliance Ballot


Hoosier soybean farmers have until March 31 to apply to be a candidate for the board of directors of the Indiana Soybean Alliance – the state’s soybean organization. ISA works on behalf of nearly 28,000 soybean farmers in Indiana who contribute to the soybean checkoff. The ISA Board of Directors is responsible for the investment of those checkoff funds.


To apply to be a candidate, Hoosier farmers must sign a Director Expectation Statement and provide information on an Indiana Soybean Leader Profile form. Download the form at https://www.indianasoybean.com/elections or call the soybean office at 1-800-735-0195. Completed paperwork must be postmarked or faxed before March 31, 2012 to be eligible. ISA has four voting districts in the state and farmers elected to the 24-member board of directors will serve a three-year term. ISA is seeking candidates to fill two open seats in each of the four districts.


Candidates for the ISA Board are required to have been engaged in the growing of soybeans in Indiana between September 2010 and September 2012. Candidates must certify that they own the soybeans or share the ownership and risk of loss of the soybeans. Voting will take place in July and ballots will be distributed to Indiana soybean farmers by mail. Those farmers elected in July will begin serving on the ISA board of directors in January 2013.


Once elected to the Board, a director may also choose to represent the dues-paying members of the Alliance. Directors who choose to represent ISA’s dues-paying members will develop and promote public policies that benefit the interests of Indiana’s soybean farmers – both in Indianapolis and Washington, D.C.


For more information or to obtain a Director Expectation Statement, download the form at https://www.indianasoybean.com/elections or call 1-800-735-0195.