Sep 21, 2022

Posted: September 20, 2022
Deadline date for nominations: October 28, 2022
By: Tyler Stehr, Secretary

Are you passionate about agriculture and the cooperative business model? We are currently accepting nominations for the UFC Board of Directors. 

We are looking for candidates who reflect our values and are committed to the UFC mission and vision. The UFC board consists of seven individuals who serve a three-year term which begins immediately after the 2022 annual meeting (December 14th ). We have two directors who will be seeking re-election, Jeff Manderscheid and Kevin Lindemann. 

I will be overseeing the nomination and election process. All members are encouraged to submit their name or the names of individuals who would make a valuable contribution to UFC by serving on our board. A list of qualifications can be found below. You may submit your nominations by sending me an email at by Friday, October 28, 2022. 

Voting will take place via mail in ballot prior to the annual meeting. More information about the annual meeting will be available in the upcoming weeks. 

UFC Board of Directors Qualifications:
  • Meet the membership requirements of United Farmers Cooperative as stated in the bylaws of United Farmers Cooperative.
  • Actively operate a farm, if representing a family farm or authorized Farm Corporation.
  • Not significantly compete with United Farmers Cooperative.
  • Be successful in their farming operations and be recognized as having leadership qualities.
  • Be able to work well with others as a team and support majority decisions.
  • Have a strong interest in, and a current knowledge of, economics and business conditions impacting agriculture and cooperatives.
  • Recognize the continuing need for improvement and change in business practices.
  • Have sufficient time to attend and participate in board meetings and be willing to attend various director seminars, local, state and regional meetings.
  • Understand cooperative principles and practices and support United Farmers Cooperative in voice and patronage.
  • Have the courage to support the policies of the United Farmers Cooperative and to resist pressure from special interest groups.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and arrive at a decision.
  • Personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, loyalty and stability.

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