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Council Elections

2020 ND Soybean Farmer Leaders Needed

In 2020, the North Dakota Soybean Council (NDSC) will seek four soybean farmers from the following districts to serve on its Board of Directors:

  • District 2: Ransom and Sargent Counties
  • District 8: Nelson, Griggs and Steele Counties
  • District 10: Cavalier, Pembina and Walsh Counties
  • District 12: McKenzie, Dunn, Billings, Golden Valley, Slope, Bowman, Stark, Hettinger, Adams, Mercer, Oliver, Morton, Grant, Sioux, McLean, Burleigh, Kidder, Logan, Sheridan, Emmons and McIntosh Counties

ND Soybean Council 12 District Map

Learn more about serving on the ND Soybean Council by watching this video:

How do the Elections Work?

  • The process is conducted by mail ballot. Soybean farmers who reside in Districts that will have an election in 2020 will receive instructions regarding NDSC’s election process via mail after January 1.  The ND Soybean Council’s election process is managed by NDSU Extension.
  • To learn more about NDSU Extenstion’s Election Process, Click here

Roles & Responsibilities of NDSC Board of Directors

  • Elected county representatives move on to a district election, where a district representative is elected to serve on the NDSC Board of Directors. Responsibilities for NDSC board members include, but are not limited to:
    • Attend four required board and committee meetings a year that are held in Fargo
    • Attend the Northern Corn & Soybean Expo
    • If appointed by the board to represent NDSC on outside boards or committees, attending all scheduled meetings at the NDSC’s expense
    • Attend or participate in educational and leadership opportunities sponsored by the NDSC
    • Represent the ND soybean producers in your District in checkoff investments
    • Liaison with NDSC County Representatives if your District is larger than a single county
  • For more detail or to ask questions, please contact Stephanie Sinner at 701-566-9300

Opportunities for NDSC County Representatives

While there are no regularly scheduled meetings for county representatives to attend, there are many opportunities to serve that do not require a large investment of time or travel.

  • Attend a County Representatives orientation session to learn about the work of the NDSC
  • Communicate producer concerns regarding the soybean industry to the NDSC Board of Directors
  • Promote and communicate the work of the ND soybean checkoff to producers in their counties
  • Provide input to NDSC Board of Directors establishing the NDSC’s research priorities for the year
  • Attend NDSC sponsored events and producer education meetings as able, including Northern Corn & Soybean Expo

Areas of Focus for the Soybean Industry

  • As an elected representative to NDSC, you will help shape the North Dakota soybean industry in the areas of research, international market development, transportation, education and outreach.
  • If you have questions regarding the election process, please feel to contact NDSC Executive Director Stephanie Sinner at (701) 566-9300  or by email at ssinner@ndsoybean.org