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Feb 15, 2023

February 15, 2023

Nebraska Soybean Board Sponsors Truck Side Campaign Promoting Biodiesel


The Nebraska Soybean Board is proud to announce a truck side campaign promoting the use of biodiesel fuel in the state. This effort is aimed at raising awareness about a homegrown market and encouraging Nebraskans to ask for it and make the switch to this clean, renewable fuel source. The campaign will run on select trucks traveling throughout Lincoln, Omaha and along the interstate out to North Platte, reaching a wide audience and spreading the message about the benefits of biodiesel.   The…

Feb 14, 2023

February 14, 2023

Soy Sweet - A Recipe for Success at Bakers Candies


  Thirty-five years ago in small Greenwood, Nebraska, Bakers Candies began making their renowned, soy-infused “Blue-Collar Gourmet” chocolates.   Todd Baker is a lifelong chocolatier. He has his father, Kevin Baker, to thank for that. In the 1980s, the elder Baker left his career in the aerospace industry to channel his knowledge of automated, mechanical production systems in a different direction. He went from manufacturing missiles to meltaways—the chocolates their…

Feb 1, 2023

February 1, 2023

Registration Open for 2023 Eastern Nebraska Soil Health Conference


Registration is open for the 2023 Eastern Nebraska Soil Health Conference, formerly known as the Nebraska Cover Crop Conference. The event will take place on Thursday, February 9, at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center near Mead.   This annual conference features speakers who will share their experiences with a variety of soil health practices. Topics will include cover crops, diversifying crop rotations, biochar and other regenerative practices.   The conference…

Jan 31, 2023

January 31, 2023

Chvatal Named as Executive Director of the Nebraska Soybean Board


Lincoln, Nebraska - The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) is pleased to announce that Andy Chvatal has been named as executive director of NSB, effective Monday, January 30, 2023.   In his position, Chvatal will work on behalf of the state’s soybean farmers and contribute to the mission of NSB, which is to grow value for Nebraska farmers by maximizing their checkoff investments. Chvatal will work to meet NSB's goals through the leadership of strategic programming in…

Jan 23, 2023

January 23, 2023

Nebraska Soybean Board Seeks Soybean Farmers Interested in United Soybean Board Nomination


Lincoln, Nebraska - The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) is looking for soybean farmers interested in filling one of Nebraska’s four director positions with the United Soybean Board (USB), for a three-year term.    USB’s 77 volunteer farmer-leaders work on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers to achieve maximum value for their soy checkoff investments. These volunteers create value by investing in research, education and promotion with the vision to deliver sustainable…

Jan 19, 2023

January 19, 2023

Nebraska Soybean Farmers Encouraged to Apply for Candidacy

This year, the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) will be seeking farmer-leaders to represent fellow soybean farmers in Districts 5, 7 and the at-large position. The candidacy petition period began on December 1 and concludes on April 14.   Soybean farmers who reside in counties that are up for election in 2023 will receive ballots and candidate information regarding NSB’s election process via direct mail. The NSB at-large position is open to all soybean farmers in Nebraska and will be…

Nov 16, 2022

November 16, 2022

Nebraska Soybean Board to Meet

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) will hold its next meeting on November 21-22, 2022 at the Marriot Cornhusker Hotel located at 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.   The Board will conduct regular board business and hold an election of officers. 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 the Nebraska…