Sponsorship & Support

The United Soybean Board is governed by 77 farmer-leaders from across the country with one common goal: increasing return on investment for all U.S. soybean farmers. Whether it’s through researching production practices, working with the supply chain, or finding new markets for soy oil and meal both here and abroad, the soy checkoff has its farmers’ best interests at heart when investing their funds for maximum ROI.
Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents nearly 40,000 dues-paying corn growers and the interests of more than 300,000 farmers who contribute through corn checkoff programs in their states. NCGA and its 50 affiliated state associations and checkoff organizations work together to help protect and advance corn growers’ interests.
Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $4.1 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $18 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 75,000 jobs in the province.
The USWBSI is a national multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research consortium whose goal is to develop effective control measures that minimize the threat of Fusarium Head Blight (scab), including the production of mycotoxins, for producers, processors and consumers of wheat and barley. The USWBSI’s annual budget comes from Federal funds appropriated through the USDA-ARS and is distributed to 150 research projects in more than 30 states.
The focus of NCSRP is soybean production research and extension outreach. We invest soybean checkoff funds in university research and extension programs to better understand and manage plant stressors that reduce soybean yield and farmer profitability. NCSRP’s emphasis on enhancing and protecting soybean yield through genetics and agronomic practices contributes to soybean farmer success today and tomorrow.
The North Central Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center brings people together and provides necessary resources to solve the region’s important pest problems. As one of four regional centers funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the North Central IPM Center works to promote and facilitate the adoption of effective integrated pest management (IPM) strategies. The Center serves as the hub for multi-state partnerships and communication networks that link researchers, farmers, extension educators, commodity organizations, environmental groups, pest control professionals, government agencies and others from the 12-state North Central region of the continental United States.
We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management. We have a vision to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation's natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.
Cotton Incorporated is a not-for-profit company providing the resources and research needed to help companies develop and market superior, innovative, and profitable cotton products. The company’s efforts are focused across every area of the cotton life cycle from fiber through finished product.

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