Project Details:

Title:
In support of the Iowa Soybean Research Center

Parent Project: In support of the Iowa Soybean Research Center
Checkoff Organization:Iowa Soybean Association
Categories:Research coordination
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Project Year:2022
Lead Principal Investigator:Gregory Tylka (Iowa State University)
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Project Summary

The intellectual focus of the Iowa Soybean Research Center is all university activities related to soybean biology, breeding, economics, precision agriculture, production and pest management in the state. The ultimate, long-term goal of the center is to advance understanding of soybean plant biology and to increase soybean production and make production more profitable and environmentally sustainable in the future.

Project Objectives

Specific goals of the center are:
*Harness strong public-private partnerships.
*Build communication and collaborations with soybean farmers and the agricultural industry about needs for soybean research and education activities by ISU and the Iowa Soybean Association, and increase the coordination of those activities among the industry, the Iowa Soybean Association and ISU.
*Share research-based information to benefit the Iowa soybean industry.
*Leverage and increase public and private funding of soybean-related research and education activities at ISU.
*Grow active engagement of farmers and align others in the soybean value chain so dividends from investments in leadership, research and education integration are accelerated.
*Increase training of undergraduate and graduate students and other personnel for soybean-related research, education and production activities.
*Share research-based information to benefit the Iowa soybean industry.

Project Deliverables

There will be many deliverables and outcomes from the Iowa soybean Research Center, which include:
*Improved coordination of soybean research and education activities with the Iowa Soybean Association staff and agribusiness personnel in Iowa.
*Increased exchange of ideas and information, and participation in crop conferences and educational meetings held by Iowa State University and the Iowa Soybean Association.
*Expanded cooperative research conducted by Iowa State University scientists and researchers in the ISA Research Center for Farming Innovation.
*Greater funding of Iowa State University soybean production research by leveraging soybean checkoff funds with financial support from the soybean industry.

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Benefit to Soybean Farmers

The results of the activities of the Iowa Soybean Research Center that benefit soybean farmers include greater input from farmers into the topics of Iowa State University soybean research, better coordination of soybean research activities at Iowa State University and the Iowa Soybean Association's Research Center for Farming Innovation, and leveraging of soybean checkoff funding with financial support from private industry to support soybean reseaech at Iowa State University.

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