The Nebraska Corn Board is seeking petitions for its District 5 Director, which includes the counties of Buffalo, Dawson, Hall, Howard, and Sherman. The position was reopened in an effort to seek candidates from the district and allow enough time to gather farmer signatures. Appointment to the District 5 position will ultimately be made by the Governor of Nebraska. Any candidate for appointment may place his or her name on the candidacy list by filing a petition with the Nebraska Corn Board. Qualified candidates include those individuals who are citizens of Nebraska and reside within District 5, are at least 21 years old, have been actively engaged in growing corn in the state for a minimum period of five years, and derive a substantial portion of their income from growing corn.