Columbia, MO (AgNewsWire) All Missouri beef cattle producers are eligible to vote in elections this summer for representatives to serve on the Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) board of directors.
MBIC Executive Director John Kleiboeker says the elections are important for producers to choose their directors to serve on the board which administers the $1 per head beef checkoff on the state level.
“We hold elections annually on a staggered rotation across the state,” said Kleiboeker. “We are an organization that is run by beef producers from across Missouri. They make up our board of directors and that is what this election is all about.”
This year, elections are being held for directors to represent Northwest Missouri Region 1 and Southwest Missouri Region 4, as well as one at-large member to represent all producers in the state. Kleiboeker says any person in the state who has owned one or more head of cattle in the past year is eligible to vote in the election.
“The important thing is that they register at their local Farm Service Agency office,” he said. “They need to take proof that they have owned at least one head of cattle in the last year, take that to the FSA office, fill out a short form, and that will get you registered to be able to vote.”