Board of Directors Responsibilities

The Association is governed by a nine-member board elected annually by the membership to serve for a three-year term. The Board's role is to: 

  • Act and make decisions that are in the best interest of the Association.
  • Be an advocate for the Association in the industry and within their own company.
  • Be familiar with NEGFA's mission, purpose, goals, policies, programs, strengths, and needs.
  • Participate in the Association's annual conference, quarterly Board meetings, conference calls, and other correspondence as necessary.

Benefits of Being on the Board:

  • Serve the industry in a leadership role
  • Develop your savvy diplomatic skills for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals.
  • Broaden your experience and knowledge of the organization.
  • Provides an opportunity to network with other leaders in the industry.
  • Gain an understanding of the processes and procedures of an industry organization.
  • Your company is seen by our members as an active leader.
  • Guide the direction that NEGFA takes to continue its benefit to the industry.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Be a NEGFA member representative of a voting member organization in good standing
  • A commitment to and an understanding of the grain, feed and related industries
  • A commitment to and an understanding of the Association
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the agricultural industry
  • Ability to bring an industry perspective rather than just the perspective of their own organization
  • Ability to commit the time necessary to fulfill the duties of the role
  • Understanding of the Association's mission, purposes, goals, policies, programs, strengths, and needs. 

Costs: 

Board Members will incur the cost associated with traveling to Association Meetings. The Association is required to meet at a minimum four times during their fiscal year which is July - June. 

Duration/Term:

Nominated and appointed for a 3-year term.

Interested? Fill out a Candidate Information Sheet

Executive Committee

President of the Board of Director's Responsibilities:

  • Act in an impartial manner on discussions, deliberations, and votes
  • Facilitate open and honest discussion
  • Work closely with the Vice President, Past President, and Executive Vice President on matters of interest to the Association 

Vice President of the Board of Director's Responsibilities:

  • Acts in the absence of the President to facilitate Board of Director meetings, coordinate board activities and encourage organizational communication. 
  • Facilitate open and honest discussion
  • Work closely with the President, Past President, and Executive Vice President on matters of interest to the Association
  • This role directly impacts implementation of organizational activities that promote, enable and expand connectivity in the market and industry segments. 

Past President of the Board of Director's Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance for immediate president
  • Act in the absence of the President and Vice President to facilitate Board of Director meetings, coordinate board activities and encourage organizational communication. 
  • Facilitate open and honest discussion
  • Work closely with the President, Vice President, and Executive Vice President on matters of interest to the Association