Support for the US Soybean Research Collaborative
Sustainable Production
Industry outreachResearch Coordination
Parent Project:
This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Katherine Drake Stowe, US Soybean Research Collaborative
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Brief Project Summary:
Innovative research, discovery and development across the soybean value chain to drive farmer profitability, industry growth and end-user value is critical to the future of soybean production. Emphases and opportunities are growing in the areas of climate resilience, sustainability, traceability, agritechnologies, biotechnologies, soybean oil for fuels and soybean protein for feed and food. Through a coordinated approach, the U.S. Soybean Research Collaborative will provide states, regional and national partners the opportunity and platform to complement and extend the efforts of our existing organizations for more impactful discovery, development, validation, and commercialization of soybeans and soybean products.
Key Beneficiaries:
#agronomists, #extension agents, #farmers
Unique Keywords:
#collaboration, #research coordination
Information And Results
Project Summary

Innovative research, discovery, and development across the soybean value chain to drive farmer profitability, industry growth, and end-user value is critical to the future of soybean production and the soybean industry. Emphases and opportunities are growing in the areas of climate resilience, sustainability,traceability, agri technologies, biotechnologies, soybean oil for fuels, and soybean protein for feed and food. US soybean farmers are uniquely positioned to take a leadership role in engaging with all elements of the value chain to provide greater profitability to soybean farmers and better and healthier products to meet growing global demands. The US Soybean Research Collaborative (USSRC)will focus on communication, coordination, and collaboration among soy checkoff partners. The vision is to complement and leverage current work to bring greater short- and long-term value through proactive research and innovation opportunities.

Project Objectives

1. Help states be more strategic in deciding how to prioritize and spend their research dollars by having a better understanding of what other checkoff group sand industry partners are doing.
2. Provide information and the platform for partners to further collaborate with each other and with the right teams of experts on “big” projects and grant opportunities.
3. Bring soy partners together to think broadly about the future and do a better job communicating needs and opportunities up and down the value chain.
4. Foster a broad industry and value chain view for soybean research opportunities that move beyond traditional production research to expand markets and drive profitability

Project Deliverables

1. Establish the United States Soybean Research Collaborative (USSRC)
2. Successfully host the Annual Soybean Research Forum & Think Tank that brings together farmer leaders, commodity group research staff, industry players,academic researchers, and government officials to think broadly about the future of soybean production and use, and better understand research opportunities.
3. Explore, investigate and broadly communicate new and emerging research technologies and opportunities that look beyond traditional production research for soybean partnerships and investments with universities, start-up companies,and established companies.
4. Build a system to prioritize, build, and recommend investments in research programs that will be multi-state, multi-disciplinary, integrated, and holistic to address key prioritized short- and long-range goals.
5. Pursuit of private/public partnerships and lists of funders/sponsors for high priority research across current and new areas to further extend the farmer checkoff dollar.

Progress Of Work

Final Project Results

Benefit To Soybean Farmers

The United Soybean Research Retention policy will display final reports with the project once completed but working files will be purged after three years. And financial information after seven years. All pertinent information is in the final report or if you want more information, please contact the project lead at your state soybean organization or principal investigator listed on the project.