Delaware Soybean Board seeks strategic partners

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The Delaware Soybean Board issues Request for Proposals for priorities identified during its strategic planning period.

Through the soybean checkoff, farmers contribute one-half of one percent of the net market value of soybeans at the first point of sale to support research, marketing and education projects.

Through the soybean checkoff, farmers contribute one-half of one percent of the net market value of soybeans at the first point of sale to support research, marketing and education projects.

Invest Delaware soybean checkoff dollars to create opportunities for Delaware soybean farmers to become more profitable and efficient.

The Delaware Soybean Board is seeking partners to submit project proposals to address priority areas identified during its strategic planning this spring.

Using input from farmers, agribusinesses and the University of Delaware, the Delaware Soybean Board created and adopted a new strategic plan. Its new mission: “Invest Delaware soybean checkoff dollars to create opportunities for Delaware soybean farmers to become more profitable and efficient.”

The priority areas include Animal Agriculture, Emerging Markets, Consumer Education, Technology, and Regulation.

Objectives and strategies for each priority and an application form are provided on the board’s website.

Proposals related to production research will follow a separate funding cycle.

The Delaware Soybean Board was first formed as a state checkoff and became a part of the Congressionally-authorized federal program in 1991. It is led by nine Delaware soybean farmers and the Delaware Secretary of Agriculture, who serves in an ex officio capacity.

Proposals with detailed budgets are due in the board office no later than July 15, via email or fax at (302) 264-8638.

About Delaware Soybean Board: The Delaware Soybean Board administers soybean checkoff funds for soybean research, marketing and education programs in the state. One-half of the checkoff funds stay in Delaware for programs; the other half is sent to the United Soybean Board. To learn more about the Delaware Soybean Board, visit http://www.desoybeans.org.

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