Becoming A WSMB Board Member

Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board directors are elected to three-year terms during annual commodity council elections conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Nominations and elections are conducted through the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Soybean producers interested in running for a WSMB board seat must request a nomination form through the Wisconsin DATCP. Nomination forms must be signed, notarized and include signatures of five soybean growers other than the nominee. All nomination forms must be postmarked by the election date, set each year by DATCP.

Completed forms should be mailed to WI DATCP, Marketing Order Program, P.O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911.

• Be an active board member by attending WSMB board meetings, events and other functions. Directors will be prepared for board meetings, ask critical questions and help the board come to agreement in making decisions that benefit the profitability of Wisconsin soybean farmers.
• Know or build your knowledge about WSMB, USB and its governing Act and Order. Learn about WSMB and its role with USB.
• Stay informed of trends in the field of agriculture and timely issues affecting Wisconsin soybean farmers.
• Abstain from activities that may appear to create conflict of interest. Follow the WSMB Code of Conduct.
• Maintain confidentiality, as appropriate, of WSMB issues and organization data.

• The chance to make an impact and assist in the future of Wisconsin soybean farmers.
• Input into the investment of Wisconsin soybean checkoff dollars.
• An opportunity to be recognized as a leader in the field of soybean agriculture.
• Ability to attend one national USB Board Meeting per year.
• Opportunity to develop and enrich your strategic business management skills.

Strengthen the voice of Wisconsin soybean growers by joining today.