The Kentucky Soybean Board (KSB) is the entity responsible for investing our state’s soybean checkoff dollars in research, education, marketing and promotion.

The Board focuses on challenges and opportunities faced by Kentucky soybean farmers.

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KSPB allocates a large portion of its operating budget each year to production research. This research helps leverage state and federal funds for research at Kentucky universities. Some are long-term, ongoing projects for which funds are renewed annually and other projects that are brought before the board for consideration focus on new facets of soybean research.

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Top Things for Farmers to Know About Checkoff Dollars Invested in Research

The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board believes research is the key to success in supporting the state’s farmers. We work closely with researchers at Kentucky colleges and universities to get local, applicable results to challenging issues. The research...

Top Research Funding Areas

- Water Quality
- Disease and Pest Management
- Soil Fertility and Health
- Soybean Variety Trials

Top Areas of Research Critical to the Future of Kentucky's Soybean Production

- Communicate Research Results to Producers in Ways They Can be Applied
- Continue to Produce Soybeans in an Environmentally Sound and Sustainable Manner

Recent Innovative Research Projects

- Blue Water Farms Edge of Field Monitoring in Kentucky Soils
- Use of Plant Growth-Promoting Microbes and Novel Chemicals to Improve Yield and Stress Tolerance

Financial Overview: FY2023
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Chart numbers rounded to nearest 1000. Only projects in this database are shown.
Total dollar amount of all FY2023 projects

Total dollar amount of all FY2024 projects

The Kentucky Soybean Sentinel

The Kentucky Soybean Sentinel is published four times each year by the Kentucky Soybean Association. It contains stories on Kentucky farm families and agribusinesses, results from investments made by the Kentucky Soybean Board, information on events...