MISA Board Nominations

This is a message from the MISA Board of Directors Nominations Committee.

We seek your help in identifying individuals potentially willing to serve on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA).  The purpose of MISA is to bring together the diverse interests of the agricultural community with interests from across the University community in a cooperative effort to develop and promote sustainable agriculture in Minnesota and beyond. A term on the MISA Board is three years; terms start in September.  You may nominate yourself or someone else to serve on the Board.

The MISA Board of Directors meets quarterly, usually virtually, on days and times when convenient for Board members. The Board is authorized to set program direction and policy priorities, oversee management, raise and expend funds, award grants, and engage with other activities deemed necessary. Board members can be compensated for their meeting times per MISA budget.

Beginning September 2024 the following vacancies on the Board will be filled:  

Three (3) representatives of the sustainable agriculture community (e.g., non-governmental organizations, business, government and citizen representatives

One (1) representative of the university community with a demonstrated interest in sustainable agriculture (e.g. faculty, staff, students, Extension,)

One (1) representative of the farming community with a demonstrated interest in sustainable agriculture (farmers, ranchers)

We seek to have the board reflect diversity, especially with respect to gender, race, student status, geographic area, and occupation in the membership on the Board.

Current board members are listed here

Nomination form

You may request a print copy from the MISA office: [email protected], 612-625-8235

Please submit the nomination form online or in print to the MISA office by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2024.

The Nominations Committee will continue to accept nominations until the vacancies are filled, but will be meeting after the July 10 deadline to begin identifying candidates for the Board.

Please contact the MISA office if you have any questions.  Also see Program Update 2012-2021 for information on our work.