Get Involved in the Checkoff

Thanks for your interest in the soybean checkoff. The 73 U.S. soybean farmer-volunteers who serve on the national soy checkoff and the many others who serve on their state checkoff boards are just like you — they invest one half of 1 percent of the net market price of the soybeans they sell each year in research and promotion programs that help their industry thrive. Half of those dollars go to their own states’ checkoff programs, the other half funds United Soybean Board’s programs to grow and promote the industry on a global level.

If you are interested in finding out more about how to get involved with your state soybean board, please let us know by filling out the form at the bottom of this page or by calling Ginger Merritt at 314-236-6906 or toll-free at 888-235-4332. You can also contact your state directly.

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As a volunteer director on either your state or national checkoff board, you can make an important contribution to your industry. Although each state is different, you would be expected to attend a few meetings a year, participate in conference calls and represent your industry to others. You can also develop your leadership and communication skills as you network with stakeholders and board members across the country. Travel and other expenses related to attending meetings and events are reimbursed.

“I’m interested in finding out more. What do I do?”

There are many ways to get involved in the soy checkoff – either a little or a lot – as a board member or in other checkoff activities. State boards and USB are always on the lookout for promising leaders from a variety of backgrounds.

If you would like to find out more about getting involved, please fill out the form below. Be a voice for your fellow soybean farmers and help to lead U.S. soybean farming into the future.