Welcome to the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board website. The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board was established to improve the profitability of soybean production in Arkansas and to distribute funds from the checkoff for research and extension projects throughout the state. Our board consists of soybean farmers nominated by various producer organizations within Arkansas and appointed by the governor.
Soybeans are grown by thousands of farmers in 50 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. Last year, Arkansas produced 122 million bushels of soybeans valued at $1 billion. Arkansas’ poultry and livestock industries make our state the third largest consumer of soybean meal, and Arkansas ranks 10th in the nation in soybean production.
As a fourth generation Arkansas farmer, I understand the importance of our work to ensure the checkoff funds provided by Arkansas soybean farmers are used in the most efficient and productive manner possible. I have served on the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board for two years. Serving on this board allows me to give back to an industry that is a major part of my family’s life, while also providing me firsthand experience with the issues we have to address when allocating soybean checkoff funds.
My goal for this board is to help Arkansas soybean production become more profitable for our farmers through the various research, promotion and education projects we help develop and fund. I encourage Arkansans to harvest the potential of the crop we call the “miracle bean” for its many uses. We want Arkansans to utilize soy-based products in their homes and businesses through use, education and conversation.
Chairman, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board