Who We Are

Partners in Support of Soybean Farmers

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Two distinct South Dakota Soybean groups — the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (SDSRPC) and the South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) — are sister organizations designed to support South Dakota soybean growers. The two groups are funded and governed separately and have unique goals and missions. The groups do share administrative resources and are united in the overarching goal of helping South Dakota soybean growers thrive.

We’re working together and growing together to give the next generation every advantage. The South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council represents the farmers of South Dakota. We’re joining forces to generate cutting-edge technologies, explore emerging global markets and enhance the future for South Dakota soybean growers. Together, we’re generation soy.

South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (SDSRPC)

The South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council is the farmer-led organization charged with wisely investing & leveraging checkoff dollars on behalf of South Dakota soybean farmers.

Mission Statement:

To enhance opportunities for South Dakota soybean farmers by investing checkoff dollars into marketing, research, education and promotional initiatives.

South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA)

Founded in 1982, the South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) is a grassroots, farmer-led organization. Because the soybean checkoff is prohibited by law from lobbying, SDSA works to ensure that sound policies are in place to enhance the future of soybean farming. We work on behalf of our members to positively impact regulatory and legislative issues on a local, state and national level.

Mission Statement:

Grow market opportunities and value for South Dakota soybean farmers.