The Delaware Soybean Board is seeking partners to submit project proposals to address priority areas identified during its strategic planning this spring.
Using input from farmers, agribusinesses and the University of Delaware, the Delaware Soybean Board created and adopted a new strategic plan. Its new mission: “Invest Delaware soybean checkoff dollars to create opportunities for Delaware soybean farmers to become more profitable and efficient.”
The priority areas include Animal Agriculture; Emerging Markets; Consumer Education; Technology and Regulation. Objectives and strategies for each priority and an application form are provided on the board’s website.
Proposals related to production research will follow a separate funding cycle.
The Delaware Soybean Board was first formed as a state checkoff and became a part of the Congressionally authorized federal program in 1991. It is led by nine Delaware soybean farmers and the Delaware Secretary of Agriculture, who serves in an ex officio capacity.
Proposals with detailed budgets are due in the board office no later than July 15, via email at Susanne@desoybeans.org or fax at (302) 264-8638.