As part of its long-range strategic plan, the United Soybean Board sought concepts for research and programs that fit the overall priorities for the checkoff program. USB member Jared Hagert, who farms at Emerado, North Dakota, says this new process provides additional oversight over checkoff projects. “Much of it (concept proposals) were demand-focused.” The updated strategic plan was put in place when Hagert was chairman of USB in 2015. “It is really fun to see it come to fruition. I’m done in December and I really appreciated the opportunity to represent North Dakota soybean farmers.”
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