The Delaware Soybean Board is currently accepting proposals for soybean promotion and communication projects funded by the soybean checkoff program. Administered by the Delaware Soybean Board (DSB), the checkoff is a 100% farmer-funded program to benefit First State soybean farmers.

The DSB Strategic Plan identifies priorities for promotion and communication projects in the areas of Animal Agriculture, Consumer Education, Emerging Markets, Production, Regulation, and Technology. Project proposals outside these areas will also be considered.

“Through these priority areas, the Delaware Soybean Board strives to build a stronger soybean industry within our state,” says DSB Chair Cory Atkins. “Projects will be selected for funding based on their potential for the greatest impact on soybean farming in Delaware.”

Projects are to be conducted during the upcoming fiscal year of October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023.  Proposal guidelines with application form are available to download here. The deadline to apply is July 8, 2022.

Delaware farmers plant about 160,000 acres of soybeans annually, producing over seven million bushels of beans and generating approximately $60 million in value to the state. The Delaware Soybean Board consists of nine farmer-directors and the Secretary of Agriculture. Funded through a one-half of one percent assessment on the net market value of soybeans at their first point of sale, the checkoff works with partners in the value chain to identify and capture opportunities that increase farmer profit potential.


For information, contact:

Danielle Bauer Farace
Executive Director
Delaware Soybean Board