Soybean Commissioners set March meeting ahead of Commodity Classic
February 6, 2023 – Kansas Soybean Commissioners are scheduled to meet March 7 in Orlando, Florida, ahead of the 2023 Commodity Classic. The meeting begins at 8 a.m.
One item on the agenda is filling the board positions for Districts 4, 5 and 6, which were up for election in the latest cycle. Districts 4 and 6 are to be appointed. For individuals who reside in these districts and want to be involved, an application for the position is available online at www.kansassoybeans.org/forms.
Commissioners volunteer their time to oversee the investment of checkoff dollars to improve profit potential for all soybean farmers in Kansas. They attend three meetings annually and participate in conference calls as needed. The soybean checkoff reimburses Commissioners for travel and other expenses related to their service. Applicants must be a Kansas resident at least 18 years old and must have been engaged in growing soybeans within the last three years to qualify. The Commission seeks to ensure, to the best of its ability, that appointees reflect the diversity of the farmers it serves in terms of farm size, experience, production methods, and marketing strategies. The appointee will take his or her seat on the Commission at the annual meeting in August. Nine farmer-leaders serve on the commission, each elected by region to a three-year term.
Commissioners will also hear and discuss adjustments on a small number of projects included in the fiscal year 2024 funding proposal process. The board may go into executive session to discuss confidential or contractual matters.
To obtain a complete agenda for the March meeting, or receive information about participating, contact KSC Administrator Kaleb Little at email@example.com or call the Kansas Soybean office at 877-577-6923.
Commissioners are attending Commodity Classic, America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused trade show, in March to network with soybean farmers across the country and learn from industry leaders. The national soybean checkoff regularly hosts a trade show booth and listening sessions at Classic.
The Kansas Soybean Commission, established in 1977, includes nine volunteer farmer-commissioners who are elected by their peers. They oversee investments of the legislated “soybean checkoff” assessment in research, consumer information, market development, industry relations and farmer outreach to improve the profit opportunities for all Kansas soybean farmers.