USSEC Seeks Applications for Strategic Utilization Teams
- General News
In formalizing some of its processes and procedures, the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) is taking applications from members who wish to engage in one of the following three focus areas: human and oil, sustainability and market access, and animal and aquaculture.
“These teams are designed to allow industry members to collaborate and provide insight, feedback and the opportunity to brainstorm around USSEC’s international marketing efforts,” said Lyndsey Erb, USSEC director of Industry Relations. “While USSEC has been doing these types of activities for years and it’s nothing new, we did not have a formal process for creating the teams.
“This structure allows members who want to be part of the planning process an opportunity for inclusion with clear terms and guidelines, and I expect it will only further enable strong representation from all sectors of U.S. Soy in our activities.”
Each team will include 12 members representing the U.S. soy industry, comprised of the following:
Due January 29, 2021, applications will be accepted annually with the teams voted on and announced during USSEC’s board meeting. Once approved, team members serve a two-year term with the teams meeting a minimum of quarterly with additional meetings as necessary. Depending on conditions, these meetings may be held either virtually or in person.
As this is the first year for this structure, half of the team will serve a one-year term with the remaining half fulfilling a two-year term — a coin toss will be used to make the determination.
The Member and Industry Relations Sub-Committee of the Board of Directors will recommend team applications and recommend team membership to the full board for its approval. Following team approval, team co-chairs will be voted on by the team members.
Each team (Human & Oil, Sustainability & Market Access, and Animal & Aquaculture) is responsible for providing:
For questions about USSEC’s Strategic Utilization Teams and an application, contact Brianna Metts, USSEC Industry Relations coordinator, at BMetts@ussec.org or 636-449-6400.