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Aug 24, 2023

August 24, 2023

July Election Results for the Nebraska Soybean Board

One farmer, including two incumbents, have been elected to the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB). An election was held in July for board members in District 5, while District 7 and At-Large candidates ran unopposed. Nebraska soybean farmers in those districts voted with the following results:   District 5 (Counties of Cass, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, and Richardson)                   Mark Caspers, Auburn, NE – Nemaha County  …

Aug 21, 2023

August 21, 2023

NSB Board Meeting Agenda - September 2023

View the full agenda here.

Jul 26, 2023

July 26, 2023

Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days Celebrates 25 Years in the Field

The 2023 Soybean Management Field Days, celebrating 25 years of providing growers with the latest in soybean production, management, and marketing, will take place from Aug. 8 to Aug. 11. Hosted by the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) and Nebraska Extension, the field days offer a unique opportunity for farmers to learn about the latest techniques and technologies in soybean production and to network with fellow growers and industry experts.   Throughout the four-day event, attendees will…

Jul 13, 2023

July 13, 2023

Soybean Farmers Encouraged to Vote in Nebraska Soybean Board Elections

The July election ballots for District 5 on the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) have been mailed to soybean farmers residing in that district. Each district ballot contains important information that will make the voting process easy to complete and return.   If you are a qualified soybean farmer living in District 5, the following candidates are asking for your vote. As a voter, you will learn about the candidates and why they would like to represent you on the Board. If you have not received…

Jul 6, 2023

July 6, 2023

Your voting guide for the 2023 Nebraska Soybean Board Elections

Ballots will be going out the week of July 10 to farmers residing in District 5. Please follow the ballot instructions carefully to ensure your vote is counted. If you have not received a ballot by July 19, please call 402-466-1969 to request one.   CALL 402-466-1969   Return ballots should be postmarked by July 31st.   The Nebraska Soybean Board is funded and led by you, its farmers. If you want your voice heard and to see your input reflected in the work NSB does, it’s…

Jun 26, 2023

June 26, 2023

Nebraska Soybean Board to meet

The Nebraska Soybean Board will hold its next meeting on June 28-29, 2023 at the Younes Conference Center located at 416 Talmadge Street, Kearney, Nebraska.   Among conducting regular board business, the Board will review FY24 proposals and other new opportunities. The meeting is open to the public and will provide an opportunity for public discussion. The complete agenda for the meeting is available for inspection on the Nebraska Soybean Board website at   About…

Jun 23, 2023

June 23, 2023

Soybean farmer feedback wanted for online management optimization tool

What if you could have an app that could tell you about the impact on yield and profit from different management practices? For example, how much profit could you make if you apply fungicide in your field? Or what soybean seeding rate will result in maximum profit?   Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are looking for farmers to help with a survey called “Data-Driven Knowledge Project.” This survey will contribute to the creation of a new online cropping system optimization…

Jun 19, 2023

June 19, 2023

NSB Board Meeting Agenda - June 2023

View the full agenda here.

May 31, 2023

May 31, 2023

Innovative Use for Soybean Oil Highlighted in Soy Tire Giveaway

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) is proud to promote the Ready to Roll Soy Tire Giveaway, a promotion aimed at showcasing the numerous benefits of manufacturing with soybean oil instead of petroleum. As part of this campaign, NSB and other partners will be giving away one set of Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady® tires, which incorporate soybean oil in their tire formulation. The winner will be chosen on Monday, June 26, 2023.   The soy-based tire giveaway campaign, now in its fourth…

May 10, 2023

May 10, 2023

Specht awarded with first-ever Larry Tonniges Research Achievement Award

Dr. Jim Specht, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln emeriti professor and Scottsbluff native, was recently awarded the first-ever Larry Tonniges Research Achievement Award. The award, which was made possible by the family of the late Larry Tonniges, a longtime Nebraska farmer who was dedicated to production research as part of the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB), honors researchers who have made significant contributions to soybean research for NSB.   Dr. Specht, who began at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln…