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Feb 2, 2024

February 2, 2024

Soybeans Set to Be Newest Nebraska TAPS Competition in 2024

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is adding soybean to the lineup of Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) farm management competitions for 2024.   TAPS is an innovative program fostering interactive real-life farm management competitions, uniting UNL researchers, extension professionals, producers, industry leaders, and agriculture students in a dynamic network aimed at advancing profitability and input-use efficiency. The inaugural soybean competition will take place at…

Jan 23, 2024

January 23, 2024

Nebraska Soybean Board Seeks Soybean Farmers Interested in United Soybean Board Nomination

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) is looking for soybean farmers interested in filling one of Nebraska’s four director positions with the United Soybean Board (USB), for a three-year term.   “Nebraska soybean farmers, your participation is crucial to the success of U.S. agriculture, and we invite you to apply and become part of the United Soybean Board,” said Andy Chvatal, NSB executive director.   “It is a great chance to make your mark and help shape…

Jan 17, 2024

January 17, 2024

Eastern Nebraska Corn and Soybean Expo Combines Two Key Agricultural Events

Nebraska Extension, in collaboration with the Nebraska Soybean Board and Nebraska Corn Board and their respective associations, are excited to announce the consolidation of the Fremont Corn Expo and the Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo into a singular event – the Eastern Nebraska Corn and Soybean Expo.   This dynamic expo will focus on both crops and will rotate between Saunders and Dodge County locations each year. The 2024 edition of the expo will take place on Thursday, January…

Jan 16, 2024

January 16, 2024

Nebraska Soybean Farmers Encouraged to Apply for Candidacy

This year, the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) will be seeking farmer-leaders to represent fellow soybean farmers in Districts 1, 3 and 6. The candidacy petition period began on December 1 and concludes on April 15.   The following districts are up for election this year: District 1: Antelope, Boyd, Cedar, Holt, Knox, Madison and Pierce District 3: Butler, Colfax, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington District 6: Filmore, Gage, Jefferson, Saline, Seward and Thayer…

Nov 29, 2023

November 29, 2023

Nebraska Soybean Board Announces New Officers and Committee Appointments

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) convened its inaugural board meeting for fiscal year 2024 on November 20–21, 2023, in Lincoln. During this meeting, restructuring of both the board and committees transpired alongside routine board business. The newly elected officers, chosen to lead the board for a one-year term, are as follows:   Chairman: Jason Penke of Craig – District 2 Vice Chair: Anne Meis of Elgin – District 1 Secretary: Mike Tomes of Utica –…

Nov 16, 2023

November 16, 2023

Nebraska Soybean Board to meet

The Nebraska Soybean Board will hold its next meeting on November 20-21, 2023 at the Marriot Cornhusker Hotel located at 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.   The Board will conduct regular board business and hold an election of officers. The meeting is open to the public and will provide an opportunity for public discussion. The complete agenda for the meeting is available for inspection on the Nebraska Soybean Board website at   About the Nebraska…

Nov 10, 2023

November 10, 2023

Greving Reappointed to the United Soybean Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reappointed one Nebraska farmer to serve on the United Soybean Board (USB). Greg Greving of Chapman will continue to serve on the board of 77 farmer directors across the country.   Greving, a seasoned soybean farmer with over 40 years of experience in soybean production, is set to commence another three-year term. The newly appointed and reappointed farmer-leaders will be sworn in for service during the USB December Meeting in St. Charles,…

Nov 7, 2023

November 7, 2023

NSB Board Meeting Agenda - November 2023

View the full agenda here.

Oct 20, 2023

October 20, 2023

It’s the Season for Controlling Soybean Cyst Nematode

October is known as soybean cyst nematode (SCN) action month because this is the best time to get out and soil sample for SCN. The end of a soybean season is when SCN levels will be at their highest in the soil. Currently, the Nebraska Soybean Board is sponsoring soybean cyst nematode sample analysis for samples from any Nebraska field.    Whether you have verified yield loss from SCN, or not, there is a good chance that the parasite has a presence in some of your fields (Figures…

Oct 5, 2023

October 5, 2023

New Partnership Brings Biodiesel to Husker Athletics and All of Nebraska

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) has teamed up with Husker Athletics to promote and power the team buses with biodiesel for the ongoing school year and sports season.   This innovative sponsorship officially launched as the college sports season kicked off this fall bringing exposure to the sustainable energy powering the Husker transportation fleet, which includes three passenger buses. If you’ve been to a University of Nebraska Athletics event recently, you might have spotted…