Regional Board and Scientific Advisory Board Support- Supply
Sustainable Production
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Lisa Weaver, Smithbucklin Corporation
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Brief Project Summary:
The four soybean regional boards (North Central Soybean Research Program-NCSRP, Mid-South Soybean Board - MSSB, Southern Soybean Research Program - SSRP, and Atlantic Soybean Council- ASC) develop programs addressing the unique needs of farmers in their geographies. However, regional funding is limited. USB support of administrative functions frees up the state checkoff dollars to impact research addressing regional needs. Funding support for board meetings to support decision-making processes for regional research programs helps to aid program implementation. Coordination between these boards helps to reduce duplicate work between regions and USB, while facilitating cooperative funding between these same boards. In addition to supporting regional boards, this proposal would support founding a scientific advisory board to provide expertise and collaborative discussions on alternative courses of action to help USB reach its goals.
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USB provides support for the operations and administration of the regional soy checkoff boards. This funding support frees up member state contributions to support more research. The research focus for the regional boards is usually predominately production research, focused on soybean yield and quality. Notably, each of the regional boards met at least once, to review proposals and make funding decisions. This investment also provides for the management of the research projects that are funded by the regional boards.

Benefit To Soybean Farmers

US soybean farmers benefit from this investment because these USB funds help to free up the member state funds for regional research, determined by the regional boards, to benefit the farmers in those regions.

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.