Oklahoma Soybean Board Prepares for 2012 Through Research and EducationMon, 12 Dec 2011 13:59:50 CST
The Tulsa Farm Show was an opportunity for many different agricultural organizations to gather together and start to prepare for the 2012 year. The Oklahoma Soybean Board was one of those groups and we had the opportunity to talk with Mark White of Coweta, Okla., a member on the Oklahoma Soybean Board, about what they are doing to prepare.
White says that the main goal of their board meeting was to decide how to spend the producers money through the Soybean Checkoff. One of the ways they plan to do this is through the education of soybean farmers and the education of the general public. White says they focus on educating youth through different school programs and also through scholarships for older youth.
While 2011 was a rough year for soybeans across the state because of drought and dry weather, White says that in 2012, they hope to have a change in weather and more stability in their markets to help the soybean market. Also, White says in 2012, they will continue to work on different research projects like soybean plantings and weed pressures to help soybean farmers.
Click on the LISTEN bar below to hear the rest of our conversation with Mark White about the Oklahoma Soybean Board and their goals for 2012.
Click here to visit the Oklahoma Soybean Board website.
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