Nebraska Corn Board seeks director for District 5

The Nebraska Corn Board has extended its deadline for its District 5 Director, which includes Buffalo, Dawson, Hall, Howard and Sherman counties.

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Corn Board is seeking petitions for its District 5 Director, which includes the counties of Buffalo, Dawson, Hall, Howard, and Sherman. The position was reopened in an effort to seek candidates from the district and allow enough time to gather farmer signatures. 

Appointment to the District 5 position will ultimately be made by the Governor of Nebraska. Any candidate for appointment may place his or her name on the candidacy list by filing a petition with the Nebraska Corn Board. Qualified candidates include those individuals who are citizens of Nebraska and reside within District 5, are at least 21 years old, have been actively engaged in growing corn in the state for a minimum period of five years, and derive a substantial portion of their income from growing corn.

Petitions may be obtained by mail (Nebraska Corn Board – 245 Fallbrook Blvd, Suite 204, Lincoln NE 68521), by phone (402-471-2676) or email (roxie.rosenthal@nebraska.gov). A candidacy petition must carry the signatures of at least 50 corn producers from that district. All petitions must be received by the Nebraska Corn Board no later than 5:00 p.m. CT on Friday, July 15, 2022. 

The Nebraska Corn Board is funded through a producer checkoff investment of 1Ž2-cent-per-bushel checkoff on all corn marketed in the state and is managed by nine farmer directors. The mission of the Nebraska Corn Board is to promote the value of corn by creating opportunities.

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