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WSMB seeks directors in districts 2, 6

Categories: WSMB, WSPPublished On: April 17, 20241.7 min read

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The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) is searching for the next great leaders of the soybean industry. With two seats – one in District 2 and another in District 6 – available on the board, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is now accepting nominations for producers who grow and sell soybeans in the open districts. 

“Without quality soybean leaders to guide checkoff investments, WSMB wouldn’t be able to properly serve soybean growers across Wisconsin,” WSMB President Patrick Mullooly said. “Our volunteer farmer leaders dedicate countless hours to ensuring that the state’s soybean farmers have the tools, markets and research needed to succeed.” 

District 2 includes Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix and Trempealeau counties. Jefferson, Kenosha, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties comprise District 6.  

Nomination forms will be mailed to any producer who requests one and can be requested by contacting DATCP Market Orders staff at Completed forms must be signed, notarized and postmarked by May 31, 2024, and include the signatures of five eligible soybean growers other than the nominee.  

Completed forms should be mailed to:  

DATCP, Market Orders Program 

 P.O. Box 8911 

Madison, WI 53708-8911 

“WSMB has a lot of exciting projects in the works, and our board of directors is instrumental in making those projects come to life,” WSMB Executive Director Adam Kask said. “If you’re a soybean grower in District 2 or District 6, or know of one, please consider filling out a nomination form.” 

DATCP will conduct the election from July 10 through Aug. 15, 2024. Elected growers will serve three year terms, which will begin Sep. 1, 2024. 

“For me, joining the board was a full-circle moment,” Mullooly said. “As a director, you have the opportunity to help direct the very checkoff dollars that you’re contributing to every time you sell a bushel of soybeans. You have a voice in the direction the organization takes and are doing good on behalf of the soybean industry. Please consider filling out a nomination form.”