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Deadline to become write-in candidate for ISB is June 25

Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 11:21 a.m. CDT

Farmers interested in running for open director positions with the Illinois Soybean Board (ISB) have the option to be a write-in candidate for the six open Illinois districts.

The deadline to request declaration of intent form to be a write-in candidate is June 25, 2013. Letters of request should be sent to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Attn. Bob Reese, POB 19281, Springfield, IL 62794-9281, or Bob.Reese@illinois.gov.

From the six district’s, the immediate area includes: District 4: Bureau, Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle.

To be eligible to serve as a director, a candidate must be an Illinois resident and a resident grower of the district he or she seeks to represent, of legal voting age and a contributor to the soybean checkoff.

Elections will be held July 2, 2013, at county extension offices in the districts where vacancies exist. Directors will begin three-year terms, Aug. 1, 2013.

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