Kansas Soybean Commission Reschedules Meeting to Make FY ’21 Funding Decisions
November 1, 2019 – The Kansas Soybean Commission (KSC) has received 65 research and education proposals for fiscal year 2021, which begins July 1, 2020. That is down slightly from last year’s 69 submissions. The commissioners will conduct their initial reviews during a conference call Nov. 8.
At their next face-to-face meeting, which has been rescheduled to Dec. 19–21, they will hear more about select ideas for breeding, production and environmental programs; livestock- and human-nutrition or food-safety studies; commercially significant, value-added projects that will utilize large quantities of soybeans; and marketing and transportation programs. Those proposers will make formal presentations in Topeka or via teleconferencing. Each day’s meeting at the Kansas Soybean Building will begin at 8 a.m.
The open discussions also will include current projects, market-development activities, educational programs and administrative items. To obtain a complete agenda or to suggest additional topics for deliberation, contact KSC Administrator Kenlon Johannes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-KS-SOYBEAN (877-577-6923).
The Kansas Soybean Commission, established in 1977 and headquartered in Topeka, includes nine volunteer farmer-commissioners who are elected by their peers. They oversee investments of the legislated “soybean checkoff” assessment in research, consumer information, market development, industry relations and farmer outreach to improve the profit opportunities for all Kansas soybean farmers.
For more information, contact Communications Director Brad Parker.
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