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Soybean Board Announces 2016 Funding Opportunity

The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) is seeking project proposals that are supportive of the WSMB strategic mission statement. WSMB is funded through a checkoff assessment of 0.5% of the net market price of Wisconsin grown soybeans.

WSMB invites a variety of proposals to address issues from many different disciplines. WSMB will undoubtedly continue to fund many of the traditional programs that are supportive of WSMB’s mission. If others in your organization would also be interested in this RFP, please pass it along. WSMB looks forward to working with all interested parties in the development of projects and programs that support the needs of Wisconsin’s soybean farmers.

Funding for these projects is made possible through the National Soybean Checkoff. The checkoff is regulated by USDA’s federal marketing order. It should be noted that the source of funding prohibits the payment of tuition remission costs and indirect costs. Principal investigators would be contractors of the WSMB and any project records are subject to audit by an accountant or other agent of the WSMB and USDA.

Please use the Program Information link to find the details regarding the application process, proposal cover sheet and project budget forms. Proposals should be submitted to the CALS Research Division (240 Agricultural Hall) by Friday, December 11, 2015 via WISPER. The WSMB will inform applicants in mid February of funding decisions.

If there are any questions, please contact Bob Karls at (608) 274-7522 or at karls@wisoybean.org or Michell Sass at 608-265-9534 or at michell.sass@wisc.edu.

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