Five seats are up for election for the Texas Corn Producers Board (TCPB). TCPB will take nominations from Nov. 23 through Dec. 23, 2015 and the election is set for Jan. 9 through Jan. 23, 2016.
Election will be by voting regions.
Three open seats will be filled in Voting Region Two, which consists of Andrews, Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Borden, Briscoe, Callahan, Castro, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Eastland, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Hall, Hardeman, Haskell, Hockley, Howard, Jack, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Mitchell, Motley, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Parmer, Randall, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Swisher, Taylor, Terry, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Yoakum and Young counties.
One open seat will be filled in Voting Region Three, which consists of Anderson, Angelina, Bandera, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Bowie, Brewster, Brown, Burnet, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Coke, Coleman, Collin, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dallas, Denton, Ector, Edwards, El Paso, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Franklin, Freestone, Gillespie, Glasscock, Grayson, Gregg, Hamilton, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Houston, Hudspeth, Hunt, Irion, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Kaufman, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lamar, Lampasas, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Loving, McCulloch, McLennan, Marion, Mason, Menard, Midland, Milam, Mills, Montague, Morris, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Panola, Parker, Pecos, Presidio, Rains, Reagan, Real, Red River, Reeves, Robertson, Rockwall, Runnels, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Saba, Schleicher, Shelby, Smith, Somervell, Sterling, Sutton, Tarrant, Terrell, Titus, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Upshur, Upton, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Ward, Williamson, Winkler, Wise and Wood counties.
There is one seat open for election in Voting Region Five, which consists of Atascosa, Bexar, Brooks, Cameron, Delta, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Hardin, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Starr, Uvalde, Webb, Willacy, Zapata and Zavala counties.
A person who is qualified to vote is also qualified to seek nomination for election to the board as a director. Qualified persons must reside within the TCPB voting region in which they seek nomination. Applications must be submitted to the TCPB signed by the applicant and 10 other eligible voters in this election. Applications are available at each county's Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in the counties listed above, or can be requested by mail directly from TCPB, 4205 N. I-27, Lubbock, Texas 79403. If you request a nomination form by mail from TCPB, please include your county of residence.
Nomination forms will be publicly available Nov. 23, 2015, and must be filed no later than Dec. 23, 2015, in order to be valid. Nominations can be mailed to TCPB at 4205 N. I-27, Lubbock, Texas 79403.
Corn producers eligible to vote in the elections including the owner of a farm on which corn is produced or the owner's tenant or sharecropper engaged in the business of producing corn or causing corn to be produced for commercial purposes for at least one production period during the three years preceding the date of this election (Jan. 23, 2016). The producer must reside within one of the counties listed above to vote in the respective voting region.