The Michigan Soybean Association (MSA) is seeking nominations for open board positions in the following districts:
District 1 - Berrien, Branch, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren
District 4 - Huron, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair and Sanilac
District 7 - Alcona, Alger, Allegan, Barry, Alpena, Antrim, Baraga, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Clare, Crawford, Delta, Dickinson, Emmet, Gladwin, Gogebic, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Houghton, Iosco, Iron, Isabella, Kalkaska, Kent, Keweenaw, Lake, Leelanau, Luce, Mackinac, Manistee, Marquette, Mason, Mecosta, Menominee, Midland, Missaukee, Montcalm, Montmorency, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ogemaw, Ontonagon, Osceola, Oscoda, Otsego, Ottawa, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Schoolcraft, Wexford
In order to appear on the ballot, nominations must be received by October 24, 2016. All elected directors will hold the office for a term of three years. To be eligible for a seat on the board you must be a soybean farmer in the district that you are applying for and a member of the MSA in good standing.
According to the current By-Laws, directors shall be elected by mail-in ballot unless there is a need to fill a vacancy between elections where other By-Laws apply. Directors shall be chosen by a majority vote of active members from their district who return a ballot. All members may vote for members seeking election to an At-Large position when available. Ballots will be mailed on November 7, 2016, to eligible members in the respective districts that up for election. Ballots must be returned to the Michigan Soybean Association office either in person or postmarked no later than December 7, 2016.
Election results will be announced at the MSA’s Annual Meeting which will take place during the Great Lakes Crop Summit on January 25, 2017.
If you would like to nominate someone for one of the above districts or be placed on the ballot yourself, please contact MSA’s executive director, Gail Frahm at email@example.com or 877.769.6424.
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