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Consider Being A Board Memeber

8/26/2018

Pro Cooperative is seeking candidates to run for seats on the Board of Directors in three regions:
            North Region: Wallingford, Ruthven, Terril, Graettinger, and Estherville
            East Region: Plover, Rolfe, Bradgate, and Rutland
            West Region: Havelock, Pocahontas, Laurens, Ayrshire
Nominees must be a Class A Member of Pro Cooperative to be eligible to run for a position on the Board. Time Commitment: Board meetings typically occur monthly at the Pro Headquarters in Pocahontas along with an annual, two-day, Board Planning Session.
Nominations are accepted until October 19, 2018. Elections occur at the next annual meeting. A Director term begins immediately after the voting at the annual meeting and runs for three years.
If you are an interested member, learn more about becoming a board member by contacting Amy Zeman at Pro Coop Headquarters at 712-335-3060 or email (azeman@procooperative.com).
 
Characteristics of a Board Member:
The Board of Directors is instrumental to the success of Pro Cooperative and plays an important role of meeting the needs and protecting the interests of Pro Cooperative’s member-owners. Some characteristics of a prospective board member include:

  • Positive attitude, an eagerness to improve and grow, and a willingness to encourage others
  • Shows discernment, sound decision-making skills
  • Business/Farm management experience and an appetite to learn and improve
  • A passion for agriculture and an excitement for navigating the future
  • Strong communication skills, ability to converse with a team of people and working towards a common set of goals
  • Enjoys offering ideas and solving complex issues as a group
  • Willing to learn about industry issues and be prepared for meetings
 
Why join the Board:
  • Passion for the future of agriculture
  • Enjoyment in planning strategies for a complex business to navigate an always changing industry
  • Communicate with a team of people to accomplish a common goal
  • By serving on the board of directors you have the opportunity to get involved in the governing process of your cooperative and shape the future of Pro Coop


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