The Maryland Soybean Board is now accepting applications for projects that promote soybeans or its many byproducts. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a proposal by July 14.
Projects should be for their upcoming fiscal year, beginning October 1, 2021 and should focus on soybean use and promotion. Priority areas identified by the Maryland Soybean Board include animal agriculture, consumer education, emerging markets, and farmer engagement, however potential projects are not limited to these topics.
“There are constant innovations being made in the soybean industry,” states Evan Staley, chair of the board’s Promotion and Communications Committee. “We look forward to bringing new opportunities to Maryland soybean farmers and sharing the work of farmers within our communities.”
Applications will be reviewed by the farmer-led board and will be selected based on the greatest impact to soybean farming in Maryland. 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