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NSB seeks project proposals for FY23 funding cycle

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) is now accepting proposals for FY23 which strategically align with these four initiative areas: Farmer Support, Production & Crop Research, Community Engagement and Demand & Utilization. The FY23 fiscal year starts October 1, 2022 and ends September 30, 2023.

All project plans should address opportunities for education, research or growing demand for soy, and benefit all Nebraska soybean farmers. More details on the NSB proposal process, including timelines, initiative areas and strategic plan documents can be viewed here: https://nebraskasoybeans.org/fy23-funding-proposals.

“The Nebraska Soybean Board continues to look into opportunities to grow demand for soybeans and added value for Nebraska producers,” said NSB executive director, Scott Ritzman. “This year is exciting as we roll out a new strategic plan and roadmap that works towards accomplishing our mission of growing value for Nebraska farmers by maximizing their checkoff investments.”

For over thirty years, NSB has dedicated soybean checkoff funds to support Nebraska soybean farmers and the industry as a whole. Previously funded work includes research and promotion of biodiesel, increased exports of red meats, bolstering value of exports through the Pacific Northwest, and education projects focused on the importance of soybeans in Nebraska agriculture.

“If you have an innovative idea that aligns with our goals, we encourage you to join us,” said NSB chairman, Doug Saathoff. “It really takes a team to create opportunities for Nebraska soybean farmers and that is a team I am proud to be a part of.”

Proposals will be evaluated on their effectiveness at addressing the needs of Nebraska soybean farmers and the overall alignment with NSB’s current strategic plan.

Proposals are due no later than May 13, 2022. To access the proposal form, please visit: https://nebraskasoybeans.org/fy23-funding-proposals.

Additional questions can be directed at Scott Ritzman at 402-441-3240 or scott@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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