It’s election time for soybean growers, and the North Dakota Soybean Council would like producers to consider serving as a county representative and board member.

The 2021 openings are in Districts 3, 4, 6 and 11. Soybean growers in those areas are asked to run or nominate someone they think would be a good voice for soybeans.

One of the board’s main responsibilities is investing checkoff dollars.

“Programs that they invest in include production research, consumer outreach and education, producer education, and also market development, which is international and domestic. Building relationships and networking and getting to know other folks and being involved in helping build the future of the soybean industry,” said Stephanie Sinner, executive director of the North Dakota Soybean Council.

Cass County board member Joe Morken says a big benefit to serving is meeting other growers around the state and country, and even the world.

“If you’re interested in helping your fellow soybean producers and get in on that ground level, this is the board for you,” he said.

Watch for a green envelope and send your nomination back to your county agent by the deadline.