Three Research Promotion Councils Seek Applicants

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Three Minnesota agriculture research and promotion councils are holding elections for their board members. Positions are open on the board of directors for the Corn, Barley and Soybean Research and Promotion Councils. Board members will be selected through mail ballot elections, which will be mailed March 18, 2014. Farmers who voted last year will receive ballots by mail. Those who did not vote last year can request a ballot from their respective commodity council offices or www.mda.state.mn.us/ballots by February 6, 2014.

There is one position open in each council district listed below. All positions are three year terms.


Barley Research and Promotion Council:

District 3

  • Becker, Big Stone, Chippewa, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Lac Qui Parle, Ottertail, Pope, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wadena, Wilkin

Corn Research and Promotion Council:

District 1, 2 & 4

  • Becker, Beltrami, Big Stone, Cass, Chippewa, Clay, Clearwater, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Itasca, Kittson, Koochiching, Lac Qui Parle, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Pope, Red Lake, Roseau, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Wilkin & Yellow Medicine

District 7

  • Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood & Rock

District 8

  • Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Freeborn, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Rice, Steele, Waseca & Watonwan

District 9

  • Dakota, Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha & Winona

Soybean Research and Promotion Council:

District 1, 2 and 3

  • Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Kittson, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, St. Louis, Cook, Lake

District 4

  • Big Stone, Chippewa, Douglas, Grant, Lac Qui Parle, Ottertail, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Wilkin, Yellow Medicine

District 5 & 6

  • Aitkin, Anoka, Benton, Carlton, Carver, Chisago, Crow Wing, Hennepin, Isanti, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Ramsey, Renville, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Todd, Wadena, Washington, Wright

District 7

  • Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock

District 8

  • Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Freeborn, LeSueur, Martin, Nicollet, Rice, Steele, Waseca, Watonwan

Those interested in running for the vacant positions should contact the council listed below:

  • Barley Research and Promotion Office: 1-800-242.6118 or 218 253-4311
  • Corn Research and Promotion Office: 952-233-0333
  • Soybean Research and Promotion Office: 1-888-896-9678 or 507-388-1635

 

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