The Michigan Soybean Committee manages the soybean checkoff. The commodity checkoff was born of Public Act (P.A.) 232 in 1976. The national checkoff, directed by United Soybean Board, began in 1991. MSC’s board of directors is made up of seven soybean farmers appointed by Michigan’s Governor. Each director is appointed for a three-year term and may serve three consecutive terms.
FY23 Board Meeting Schedule
August 8, 2023 Board Meeting Zoom Information:Aug 9, 2023 09:00 AM
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The MSC is financed through the first sale of Michigan soybeans. When a grower sells soybeans, the first purchaser collects .005 (1/2 of one percent) of the value of the soybeans sold. The assessments are then sent to MSC, which sends half of the funds collected to the United Soybean Board.
To be the innovative leader for the sustainable future of Michigan soybean farmers.
Manage checkoff resources to increase return on investment for Michigan soybean farmers while enhancing sustainable soybean production.
It takes many people working together for the MSC to operate at its optimum level. The MSC board of directors gives the committee leadership and direction outlined in the strategic plan. The MSC staff implements the programs and daily functions of the office.
The MSC works with many agricultural organizations, particularly those important to the soybean industry: the Michigan Soybean Association and the United Soybean Board.