Nominations for the VABF Board of Directors 

By November 22, 2020VABF News

Calling all VABF members! Our Board of Director elections are coming up and we’re looking for nominations.  If you—or someone you know—is interested in getting involved as a Director, we are accepting nominations through December 20, 2020.

Elections will be on-line after the Nomination period. VABF members will be emailed the link to vote. Newly elected and re-elected Board Members will be announced in mid-January. Contact Brent Wills, President, or Lindsay Newsome, Program Director, for details or questions.

NOW TAKING NOMINATIONS for the VABF Board of Directors 

VABF relies on a volunteer Board for fundamental responsibilities and keeping the organization focused on our mission. Board members must commit to 5 – 10 hours per month promoting the organization, building membership, funding, as well as oversight and overall priority setting. Committee work will be additional to these key tasks. Expect to be asked to be on a committee or serve in some additional capacity.

VABF Board Requirements:

  1. Age 18 or older.
  2. VABF membership & familiarity with the organization.
  3. Able to make a commitment of 5-10 hours per month.
  4. Expected to attend annual Conferences and annual meetings.
  5. All Board members, including newly elected members, MUST participate in a one hour Board orientation.
  6. Understanding of Board member expectations- (see above).

VABF Board Nomination Process 2021

  1. Individual’s interested in nominating someone to the VABF Board (or self-nominees) should review Board nominations process and requirements.
  2. Email admin@vabf.org indicating your interest.
  3. Submit a one page email “application” to admin@vabf.org. This letter of application should include:
    • Your name, phone and address, including county.
    • Your experience and familiarity with Biological/Organic Agriculture and the mission of VABF. Outline your farm /food related experience.
    • Experience/familiarity with VABF. Contact with and support from current VABF members. Current active membership.
    • Any particular skills or perspective you would bring to our working Board.
    • Your ability to commit up to 10 hours per month during your two year term.
    • 2 work or board references, including name, phone number, & email address.
  4. Information will be a reviewed by our committee. You may be contacted for a conversation.
  5. All qualified nominees will be listed on a slate of Board candidates. This slate will be distributed to VABF’s membership via the website.
  6. Balloting takes place online and new Board members are announced in mid-January.