Welcome to the Eastern Region Soybean Board
The Eastern Region Soybean Board (ERSB) is the Qualified State Soybean Board (QSSB) for soybean farmers in the national soy checkoff program. Soybean farmers from Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia contribute to the Eastern Region Soybean Board.
ERSB focuses on soybean research, marketing and education to support the profitability of soybean farmers in these states.
Eastern Region Soybean Board Mission Statement
Adopted February 5, 2020
As trusted soybean farmers, we provide stewardship of the Eastern Region soybean checkoff dollars.
A new strategic plan that charts the future course of the Eastern Region Soybean Board was adopted by the farmer/leaders of the Board at its February 2020 meeting. The strategic plan will guide the Board as it considers checkoff-funded research priorities, educational opportunities, outreach and other projects.
1, Preserve and advance animal agriculture, the largest consumer of soybean meal
2. Promote biofuels and bioheat through partnering opportunities
3. Identify and promote sustainable practices that provide ROI
4. Drive new innovations to increase the value of soy
5. Increase the understanding of soy
Our internal priorities for meeting these objections will be accomplished through education, future focus, partnering and collaboration, and stewardship.
Our road map for determining how to invest checkoff dollars will be determined by:
1. Addressing key needs of all our audiences and stakeholders
2. Exploring “outside the box” — new varieties, uses and markets, ag and food issues, and reaching the next generation
3. Seeking out new opportunities, collaborating with other state checkoffs and farming organizations
4. Practices for economic and ecological sustainability, success planning
Collaborative Work on Behalf of U.S. Soybean Growers
The United Soybean Board,US Soybean Export Council and American Soybean Association work collaboratively to support U.S. soybean farmers. This infographic showcases the groups’ collaborative work. Along with the farmers they represent, these organizations work together to fulfill a different piece of the overall objective: supporting the soybean farmer