Nebraska Soybean Board to meet

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) will hold its next meeting on September 8-9, 2021 at the Omaha Marriott located at 10220 Regency Circle, Omaha, Nebraska.

Among conducting regular board business, the Board will finalize FY22 proposals and participate in industry tours. 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 www.nebraskasoybeans.org

About the Nebraska Soybean Board: The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one-half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.

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July election results for the Nebraska Soybean Board

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) held an election in July for board members in districts 1 and 3, while the district 6 candidate ran unopposed. Nebraska soybean farmers in those districts voted with the following results:

District 1 (Counties of Antelope, Boyd, Cedar, Holt, Knox, Madison and Pierce)

  • Anne Meis, Elgin, NE – Antelope County – Re-elected
  • Brandon Rosberg, Bloomfield, NE – Knox County

District 3 (Counties of Butler, Colfax, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington)

  • Rebecca Kreikemeier, Bellwood, NE – Butler County
  • Ruth Ready, Scribner, NE – Dodge County – Elected

District 6 (Counties of Filmore, Gage, Jefferson, Saline, Seward and Thayer)

  • Larry Tonniges, Utica, NE – Seward County – Ran unopposed

Newly elected board member, Ruth Ready, will begin her first term on the board while re-elected board member, Anne Meis, will begin her third term. Larry Tonniges will also start a new term having served a previous NSB term from 2015 to 2018.

“A special thank you to all the candidates who took time out of their busy schedules to run in this year’s election,” said Scott Ritzman, executive director of the Nebraska Soybean Board. “As the soybean industry continues to evolve and face challenges, we look to our board to invest your checkoff into projects that benefit all soybean farmers in Nebraska.”

The elected board members will serve a three-year term beginning October 1, 2021 and ending September 30, 2024.

Quotes/photo captions from elected and re-elected board members:

“Returning to the Nebraska Soybean Board means I can put my experience to work as we begin our strategic planning in 2022. Our focus always needs to be on funding quality research and marketing our soybean and soybean products to bring value back to the farmer who pays the checkoff.” – Anne Meis

“Investing our checkoff funds wisely is a challenge and an exciting opportunity. I am grateful to be able to help meet that challenge and seize the opportunities as a member of the Nebraska Soybean Board. Working with other farmers who share my enthusiasm for research, promotion and education in regard to soybeans and agriculture in general; will, I hope, be beneficial for all.” – Ruth Ready

“I am looking forward to being back on the Nebraska Soybean Board. I feel that our most important job is to improve markets for our soybean products, both foreign and domestic. I am also interested in the research that results in higher yields and innovative weed control in soybeans.” – Larry Tonniges

Anne Meis, Ruth Ready, Larry Tonniges

 

About the Nebraska Soybean Board: The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one-half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.

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Nebraska Soybean Board and Revolution Roof kick off “Soy to Shingle Giveaway”

Revolution Roof, an authorized Roof Maxx contractor based in Lincoln, is partnering with the Nebraska Soybean Board to provide one lucky property owner with an application of Roof Maxx, a revolutionary green roofing breakthrough that can save thousands of dollars by extending roof life. The “Soy to Shingle Giveaway” offers the chance to be the winner of a free application of the asphalt shingle rejuvenator. Revolution Roof and the Nebraska Soybean Board will provide a residential or commercial Roof Maxx treatment up to 5,000 sq. ft., a $4,500 value. Individuals can visit revolutionroof.com to enter.

Roof Maxx preserves asphalt roof shingles. Shingles have essential oils that allow for daily expansion and contraction and as they age this oil begins to dry out causing the asphalt to become brittle and slowly break apart. The product uses soy-fusion technology to preserve your roof, save homeowners money and is better for the environment.

“We are excited to promote the power of soybean oil in industrial applications across the state in this campaign,” said Catherine Jones, market development coordinator for the Nebraska Soybean Board. “Educating and building demand for sustainable services and treatments like Roof Maxx is good for the environment and you.”

The soybean checkoff partners with manufacturers to research and promote new soy-based products. Soybeans offer an abundant and renewable supply of ingredients that can be used in thousands of everyday products like shoes, tires, cleaning supplies, motor oil and roof rejuvenators. These products support Nebraska’s economy, Nebraska farmers and offer an environmentally friendly option for consumers and various industries.

Get more life for less money with Roof Maxx, a powerful fusion of science and soybeans.

Visit revolutionroof.com to enter the “Soy to Shingle Giveaway”

About the Nebraska Soybean Board: The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one-half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.

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Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days set for Aug. 10-13 at four locations

The 2021 Soybean Management Field Days is scheduled for Aug. 10-13 and will offer producers research-based information to improve their soybean profitability. The field days will address issues important to farmers in our state and on an international level. Attendees will learn about the various Nebraska Soybean Board checkoff dollar research, marketing and education efforts.

The field days begin with 9 a.m. registration and conclude at 2:30 p.m. Free registration is available the day of the event.

Dates and locations are as follows:

  • Aug. 10 – Jerome Fritz Farm – Wilcox, NE
  • Aug. 11 – Kevin Dinslage Farm – Elgin, NE
  • Aug. 12 – Bart & Geoff Ruth Farm – Rising City, NE
  • Aug. 13 – Mike Fuchs Farm – Arlington, NE

The event consists of four stops across the state, each with replicated research, demonstration plots, lunch and time for questions. Producers can obtain ideas and gain insight.

University specialists, educators and industry consultants will cover:

  • Grain Marketing & Cropland Cash Rental Rates in 2021
  • Strategies for Soybean Gall Midge and Insect/Disease Management in Cover Crops
  • Discussing Interseeding Cover Crops in Soybean: Evaluating Soybean Variety, Cover Crop Planting, Herbicide Placement and Weed Management
  • Soybean Production & Cover Crops –Water Use, Planting Rates, Row Spacing, Planting Dates, Maturity Groups, and Irrigation Management

 

“We look forward to returning to an in-person Soybean Management Field Days after having a virtual event last year. It is an excellent opportunity for producers to hear about the research-based information presented and to incorporate that knowledge into their practice,” says Scott Ritzman, Nebraska Soybean Board Executive Director.

Agronomists, plant disease experts, and insect specialists will be available to address questions. Participants can bring unknown crop problems for complimentary identification.

According to Nebraska Extension Educator, Aaron Nygren, “This is an excellent opportunity to interact and engage with University of Nebraska specialists.  Growers can learn about the replicated research conducted and also share their own experiences with soybean production practices that are important to their operations.”

For more information about the field days and maps to sites, visit enrec.unl.edu/soydays, or contact the Nebraska Soybean Board at (402) 441-3240 or Nebraska Extension at (402) 624-8030.

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District election ballots have been mailed

The July election ballots for the Nebraska Soybean Board in districts 1 and 3 have been mailed to soybean farmers in those districts. 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 one of the election districts, 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 a ballot, please call 402-564-5827 and request one. Ballots must be postmarked by July 30, 2021, to count.

District 1 (Counties of Antelope, Boyd, Cedar, Holt, Knox, Madison and Pierce.)

Anne Meis (pursuing re-election) – Elgin, NE – Antelope County

Brandon Rosberg – Bloomfield, NE – Knox County

District 3 (Counties of Butler, Colfax, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington.)

Rebecca Kreikemeier – Bellwood, NE – Butler County

Ruth Ready – Scribner, NE – Dodge County

To view farmer biographies and more election info, visit nebraskasoybeans.org/your-voting-guide-for-the-nebraska-soybean-board-2021-elections.

The district 6 position on the Nebraska Soybean Board will be taken by Larry Tonniges of Utica. He ran unopposed; therefore, no election will be held.

Election results for district 1 and 3 will be announced in August.

About the Nebraska Soybean Board: The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one-half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.

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The 2021 Nebraska Soybean Board election candidates

The Nebraska Soybean Board will have candidates running for the board in districts 1 and 3 for the 2021 elections. Anne Meis, running for re-election, and Brandon Rosberg will represent district 1. Rebecca Kreikemeier and Ruth Ready will represent district 3.

Ballots will be going out on July 15 in districts 1 and 3. If qualified producers do not receive a ballot by July 19, please call 402-564-5827 and request one. Return ballots should be postmarked by July 30st.

The Nebraska Soybean Board strongly encourages all Nebraska soybean farmers in districts 1 and 3 to vote and to get to know the board members once they take office. Learn more about the candidates below.

DISTRICT 1: Counties of Antelope, Boyd, Cedar, Holt, Knox, Madison and Pierce.

Anne Meis – Elgin, NE – Antelope County

“As a board member, I feel a responsibility to invest your checkoff dollars in programs that will increase the demand and value of our soybeans. I dig deep into proposals for their effectiveness by asking questions, reading outside sources and reviewing past effectiveness. I have been elected as chairwoman of USFRA, which is a national farmer-led organization advancing sustainability leadership of the U.S. food and agriculture sector. I would appreciate your vote to allow me to continue serving soybean farmers in District 1 through my leadership roles at the state and national levels.”

Brandon Rosberg – Bloomfield, NE – Knox County

“I would like the opportunity to serve on the Nebraska Soybean Board to be a voice for all soybean producers in my district and the state. I would like to see more domestic use of soybeans and soybean products here in the United States. While international trade is very important for our products and existing relationships should be maintained and newly cultivated, domestic demand would create a stronger and more consistent market for producers. I would also like to be a voice for financial discipline of producers’ checkoff dollars.”

 

DISTRICT 3: Counties of Butler, Colfax, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington.

Rebecca Kreikemeier – Bellwood, NE – Butler County

“I would say my most important concern for the Nebraska Soybean Board would be how we are adapting our current practices and keeping step with the rapidly changing web-based world our farmers are confronted with. We need to look at the world through the eyes of future farmers and not abandon the commitment of excellence of our past producers.”

Ruth Ready – Scribner, NE – Dodge County

“As a member of the Nebraska Soybean Board, I look forward to helping other farmers be successful in their soybean growing and marketing efforts. The Nebraska Soybean Board has much to offer soybean producers, and I would like to help farmers utilize what is available to them. Strengthening connections with other parts of the soybean complex is also of interest to me. All parts of the soybean production, marketing and utilization chain are vital and need to be supported. I hope to be able to help provide that support as part of the Nebraska Soybean Board.”

The district 6 position on the Nebraska Soybean Board will be taken by Larry Tonniges of Utica. He ran unopposed; therefore, no election will be held.

To view farmer biographies and more election info, visit:

nebraskasoybeans.org/your-voting-guide-for-the-nebraska-soybean-board-2021-elections

About the Nebraska Soybean Board: The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one-half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.

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Nebraska Soybean Board to meet

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) will hold its next meeting on June 30 – July 1, 2021 at the Younes Conference Center located at 416 Talmadge Street, Kearney, Nebraska.

Among conducting regular board business, the Board will review FY22 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 www.nebraskasoybeans.org

About the Nebraska Soybean Board: The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one-half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.

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Jones joins Nebraska Soybean Board as market development coordinator

The Nebraska Soybean Board is pleased to announce the hiring of Catherine Jones as market development coordinator.

In her position, Jones will handle the development of domestic and international marketing programs that the Nebraska Soybean Board invests the checkoff into each year. This role is integral in building and sustaining soybean demand while looking for new opportunities for the many uses that soybeans bring to consumers, customers and industrial industries. 

“We are excited to have added such a valuable asset to our team. Catherine’s passion and knowledge for agriculture will help to continue to grow our marketing department,” said Scott Ritzman, executive director of the Nebraska Soybean Board. “On behalf of our staff, we welcome Catherine to be a part of the soybean checkoff team. Her past experiences should serve her well in the market development position.”

Catherine grew up on a small acreage in Bellevue, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May of 2019 with a degree in Agricultural and Environmental Science Communication. She then went on to earn her Master of Agricultural and Environmental Education from the University of Georgia. Catherine’s educational and experiential background prepared her to be well-rounded in research writing and strategic communication.

“Critically thinking about the presence of the agricultural industry in consumers and farmers lives, along with the many stakeholders invested has always been important to me and I am honored to be part of a team working to enhance consumer education, investigate innovative research and create demand for soybean products,” said Jones. “Through my experiences I have found a passion for research and communication, and I am looking forward to bringing those strengths to my position with the Nebraska Soybean Board.”

Jones started her role on May 17. She can be contacted and welcomed at catherine@nebraskasoybeans.org.

 

About the Nebraska Soybean Board: The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one-half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.

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Catherine Jones is the new market development coordinator for the Nebraska Soybean Board. She began her role on May 17.