Strategic Plan

A new strategic plan that charts the future course of the Eastern Region Soybean Board was adopted by the farmer/leaders of the Board at its February 2020 meeting. The strategic plan will guide the Board as it considers checkoff-funded research priorities, educational opportunities, outreach and other projects.

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The Eastern Region Soybean Board (ERSB) is the Qualified State Soybean Board (QSSB) for soybean farmers in the national soy checkoff program. Soybean farmers from Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia contribute to the Eastern Region Soybean Board.

Strategic Objectives

1. Preserve and advance animal agriculture, the largest consumer of soybean meal
2. Promote biofuels and bioheat through partnering opportunities
3. Identify and promote sustainable practices that provide ROI
4. Drive new innovations to increase...

Top Research Funding Areas

- Soybean Diseases
- On Farm Network

Top Areas of Research Critical to the Future of Eastern Region Soybean Board's Soybean Production

- Soybean Export Markets
- High Oleic Soybean Production and Market Development
- Soil Health
- Farm Transitions to the Next Generation
- Next Generation Farm Management

Recent Innovative Research Projects

- Impact of Cover Crops & Double-Cropping on Soybean Yield & Profitability
- Developing Soybean Production Practices that Maximize Yield & Enhance Environmental Stewardship in Northern Climates

Financial Overview: FY2023
Total dollar amount of all FY2023 projects

Total dollar amount of all FY2024 projects