The Maryland Soybean Board (MSB) is currently accepting pre-proposals for soybean research projects for the 2023 growing season. Pre-proposals including project concepts and a brief narrative should be submitted by October 15, 2022.
“Researchers from both the public and private sectors are encouraged to submit projects that will maximize the profitability of Maryland soybean growers,” says Maryland Soybean Board Research Committee Chair Dale Brown. “The board has established a list of priorities describing areas of interest based on the needs of local farmers.
Research priorities include various aspects of soybean production and animal agriculture; however all innovative project ideas will be considered. A full listing of priorities, along with research guidelines may be found by visiting https://www.mdsoy.com/research/.
All pre-proposals must be submitted on the appropriate application form without any attachments. Researchers who plan to submit proposals to continue previously funded research are not required to submit a pre-proposal. Project selections are made by the farmer leaders who volunteer their time to serve as Directors on the Maryland Soybean Board. Applicants for which their project was selected for submission of a full proposal will be notified in early November.
The Maryland Soybean Board administers soybean checkoff funds for soybean research, marketing and education programs in the state. It is funded by farmers through an assessment of one-half of one percent of the net market value of soybeans at their first point of sale. One-half of the checkoff funds stay in Maryland for programs; the other half is sent to the United Soybean Board.
Maryland farmers grow about half a million acres of soybeans, producing more than 20 million bushels of beans each year. With a value of nearly $200 million to the state’s economy, soybeans are one of Maryland’s top crops. For more information on the Maryland Soybean Board, visit www.mdsoy.com.
For More Information:
Danielle Bauer Farace, Executive Director
Maryland Soybean Board
443-812-4526 | firstname.lastname@example.org