Get Soy Smart

MaxComputer_WEB2014The Maryland soybean checkoff program focus on educational messages and activities aimed toward farmers, influencers, consumers and youth.

We introduce youngsters to the soybean crop and how Maryland crops are grown through the colorful Max The Sprout character. Maryland teachers can order Max’s books for free at

Throughout middle and high school, students are preparing for their careers, and Max wants to help. By visiting, students can answer a battery of questions and find out what kind of career in agriculture may suit them best. Tens of thousands of jobs in all kinds involving all kinds of positions and technologies in agriculture open up each year – more than the number of graduates in those fields.

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