Nov. 30 filing deadline set for commodity commissions elections
Sept. 16, 2021 – Soybean producers in eastern Kansas seeking to influence how the checkoff returns value to their operations are invited to campaign for a seat on the Kansas Soybean Commission.
Districts VII, VIII and IX – making up the eastern third of the state – are included in the 2022 election cycle. Interested individuals in these districts have until Nov. 30, 2021 to meet the filing deadline. Candidates must gather 20 signatures from peers with no more than five signatures from any one county to qualify. Signatures may be submitted online, on paper or both.
Per Kansas Department of Agriculture guidelines, candidates must have been actively engaged in growing corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers or wheat within the preceding five years to be eligible and may only represent the district of their primary residence.
Further details about the filing process are available from KDA.
Questions about Commissioner duties or expectations of service may be directed to the Kansas Soybean office by calling 785-271-1040 or 877-577-6923, or by emailing Administrator Kaleb Little.