The Nebraska Soybean Board held elections in July for Director Seats in District 3 and 6. Nebraska soybean farmers in those districts voted with the following results:
District 3 – Counties consisting of Butler, Colfax, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington
Richard Bartek – Ithaca, – Saunders County – 422 – Elected
Jeff Shaner – Fort Calhoun, – Washington County – 144
District 6 – Counties consisting of Fillmore, Jefferson, Gage, Saline, Seward and Thayer
Greg Peters – DeWitt, – Gage County – 385 – Elected
Marc Hroch – Wymore, – Gage County – 191
The re-elected directors will serve a three-year term. Richard Bartek, a soybean farmer from Ithaca, will begin his second term; and Greg Peters, a soybean farmer from DeWitt, will begin his fourth term.
Ed Lammers, a soybean farmer from Hartington, ran unopposed; therefore, he retains his seat as the District One Director and will begin his second term.
“We have a good direction and a great team of directors that bring a wealth of experience to make things happen in the future of soybeans,” said Victor Bohuslavsky, Nebraska Soybean Board, Executive Director. “We’re excited to help direct action that will increase soy’s value for all Nebraska soybean farmers.”
The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.