The Maryland Soybean Board (MSB) is currently requesting proposals for projects that promote soybeans or their many by-products through July 24. Priority areas identified by MSB include animal agriculture, consumer education, emerging markets, and farmer engagement, however any projects seeking to maximize the profitability of Maryland soybean growers will be accepted.
“The potential uses for soy are endless, and through funded projects, we will demonstrate their value to both farmers and consumers,” says Evan Staley, chair of the board’s Promotion and Communications Committee. “These projects will continue to build on the return of investment Maryland farmers gain from the soy checkoff.”
Funded by the soybean checkoff, projects should be for MSB’s upcoming fiscal year, beginning October 1, 2023, and should focus on soybean use promotion and communication. Applications will be reviewed by the farmer-led Board of Directors and will be selected based on those that provide the greatest benefit to Maryland’s soybean industry. Applications can be found here (Word) (PDF).
About Maryland Soybean Board: The Maryland Soybean Board is funded by the national soybean checkoff program, which assesses one-half of one percent of the net market value of soybeans at the first point of sale. The board consists of ten volunteer farmer-directors and directs funds for research, marketing and education programs to benefit the Maryland soybean industry.
For information, contact:
Danielle Bauer Farace
Maryland Soybean Board