Nebraska Soybean Board seeks soybean farmers interested in United Soybean Board nominations

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) is looking for soybean farmers interested in filling two of Nebraska’s four director positions with the United Soybean Board (USB), for a three-year term.

“This is a great opportunity to get involved with your soy checkoff and work toward the common goal of increasing return on investment for all U.S. soybean farmers,” said Scott Ritzman, NSB Executive Director. “With the vision to deliver sustainable soy solutions to every life, every day, USB farmer-leaders are setting a clear path for research, education and promotion investments for the future.”

USB is made up of 78 volunteer farmer-leaders who oversee the investments of the soybean checkoff on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers. Checkoff funds are invested in the areas of meal, oil and sustainability, focusing on programs and partnerships that drive demand and preference for U.S. soy. As stipulated in the Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has oversight responsibilities for USB and the soybean checkoff.

All checkoff paying soybean producers in Nebraska are eligible to apply.

To be considered for the national leadership position, interested farmers need to submit a USDA Background Information Form before the March 17, 2022, deadline. To obtain this form, contact Scott Ritzman at the Nebraska Soybean Board office at 402-432-5720.

The Nebraska Soybean Board members will submit a “first preferred choice nominee” and “second preferred choice alternate” for the open positions to USDA for consideration. The Secretary of Agriculture will make the final appointments. The USDA has a policy that membership on USDA boards and committees is open to all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation and martial or family status. The chosen individual appointed is eligible to serve a total of three consecutive terms.

For more information about the United Soybean Board, visit www.unitedsoybean.org

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Nebraska Soybean Board to meet

The Nebraska Soybean Board will hold its next meeting on January 11, 2022 at the Holthus Convention Center located at 3130 Holen Ave., York, Nebraska.

The Board will conduct regular business and participate in strategic planning to establish goals and create specific strategies and tactics to meet those goals. 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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2021 Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days Information Shared Virtually

For growers who couldn’t make it to Soybean Management Field Days (SMFD) this summer or for those who attended and need a refresher – SMFD presentations were recorded and are available at enrec.unl.edu/2021soybeanmanagementfielddays.

The SMFD presentations are provided to growers to view whenever and wherever is most convenient. The series includes 17 video modules discussing everything from soybean gall midge to Nebraska cropland values.

“I am glad we are able to reach more soybean farmers across the state with these virtual presentations from the 2021 Soybean Management Field Days,” said Scott Ritzman, executive director of the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB). “I hope that the valued partnership between NSB and Nebraska Extension continues to bring high-quality, non-biased research and information to soybean growers’ operations.”

The field days and virtual sessions are sponsored by NSB in partnership with Nebraska Extension in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and are funded through Nebraska soybean checkoff dollars.

“It was wonderful to host Soybean Management Field Days in-person this year across the state and to see so many productive conversations around maximizing soybean grower productivity and profitability,” said Catherine Jones, NSB market development coordinator. “We know farmers have busy schedules and we have learned from the virtual transition the world has made, so we are providing videos of the presentations.”

“We hope the combination of these videos and the grower’s booklet will help soybean growers learn about important topics from the 2021 field days,” said Aaron Nygren, extension educator with Nebraska Extension. “If you missed out, you can still catch the valuable information and if you have follow-up questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.”

Presentations include:

  • Soil Water Considerations with Cover Crops in Irrigated Soybeans
  • SMFD Research on Soil Water Use with Cover Crops in Irrigated Soybeans
  • Water Use and Planting Considerations in Irrigated Fields with Cover Crops
  • Yield-Increasing Soybean Production Practices: Planting Date, Row Width, seeding Rate
  • Nebraska Cropland Cash Rental Rates in 2021
  • Nebraska Cropland Lease Trends in 2021
  • Nebraska Cropland Values in 2021
  • Pricing Decisions and Opportunities
  • Understanding the Soybean Market
  • Fall Planted Cover Crops and Benefits in a Soybean System
  • Interseeding Cover crops into Soybeans
  • Arthropod Management in Cover Crops
  • Soybean Gall Midge: Understanding a New Pest of Soybean
  • Soybean Gall Midge: Management Tactics for a New Pest
  • Soybean Disease Update
  • Frogeye Leaf Spot of Soybean Disease Update

https://enrec.unl.edu/2021soybeanmanagementfielddays/

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 November 22-23, 2021 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 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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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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