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A larger community at work

The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council works closely with the agricultural community to ensure the needs of Minnesota soybean farmers are met.

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County promotions & resources

The Minnesota Soybean County Promotions Program is designed to assist County Soybean Associations in promoting Minnesota Soybean priority messages.The County Promotions Marketing Resources are here to help your county carry out those messages. If you have a specific request please contact your county program specialist.

The following are resources for county board directors to utilize for their activities/events appropriately. You may also contact your regional communicator for these resources or ones not included on this webpage.

WRAPS handbook

Water quality is a major concern in Minnesota. The state has 81 major watersheds and has adopted Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies (WRAPS) for all of those major watersheds with the goal of water quality standards that meet total maximum daily loads of pollutants in Minnesota waters.

Farmers have a big role to play in how the WRAPS process plays out, but the process can be overwhelming and at times intimidating. That’s why the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council worked with Houston Engineering Inc. to develop a handbook to guide WRAPS participants through the process.

Speaker resources

Need to use the MSRPC logo? Feel free to use this one. If you need another format or have questions about using our logo, please contact Cathy Riley at cathy@mnsoybean.com.

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Teacher/classroom resources

It’s important to invest in the future. That’s why the MSR&PC is proud to offer programs and curriculum that engage students at all levels on the benefits of soybean-related agriculture.

Agriculture in the Classroom

Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) programs seek to improve student achievement by applying authentic, agricultural-based content as the context to teach core curriculum concepts in science, social studies, language arts and nutrition. By encouraging teachers to embed agriculture into their classroom, AITC cultivates an understanding and appreciation of the food and fiber system that we all rely on every day.

Soybean Biodiesel Chemistry Kits

Developed by Purdue University researchers and public school teachers, this kit is an engaging way to apply the basic skills and principles of chemistry. It’s also useful for showing high schoolers the growing importance of the alternative fuel industry, which is primarily derived from renewable natural resources like soybean oil.

Soybean Science Kit

It’s unlike any curriculum you’ve ever used. The Soybean Science Kit is an engaging, interesting hands-on approach that teaches 4th to 9th graders the physical properties of polymers and oil, while instilling an appreciation for the use of biological, renewable resources in industrial manufacturing.

Organizations we work with

Conservation

  • University of MN
  • North Central Soybean Research Program
  • County Soybean Test Plot Results
  • MN Ag Water Resources Coalition

Education

  • WISHH
  • Soyfoods guide
  • MN Ag in the Classroom
  • Ag Womens Conference
  • South Central College Ag Literacy Institute

Communications

  • Red River Farm Network
  • MN Farm Network
  • Linder Farm Network
  • Brownfield Ag Network
  • KASM Radio Network

Int’l Marketing

  • US Soybean Export Council
  • US Meat Export Federation
  • Northern Crops Institute
  • Midwest Shippers Assoc.

Domestic Marketing

  • Nat’l Biodiesel Board
  • American Lung Assn. of MN

Production

  • University of MN
  • North Central Soybean Research Program
  • County Soybean Test Plot Results
  • MN Ag Water Resources Coalition