2014 Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board Report

Frances Gould  |  10/22/2014 12:27:50 AM

Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board

The Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board invests your checkoff dollars on projects that address Louisiana’s most important production and marketing issues.

The Board administers both of the national checkoffs for soybeans and grain sorghum in Louisiana as well as the state checkoffs for wheat and corn. By working with the national checkoff programs, the Board is able to obtain funds for research specific to Louisiana’s needs. As federal and state funds become more limited, producer-generated funds are essential for the development of solutions to Louisiana problems.

This report describes some of the activities funded by your checkoff dollars. The majority of this effort is focused on applied research projects addressing various agronomic issues that adversely affect our yields. Several projects are evaluating and adapting technologies that identify and manage production issues, such as irrigation, soil fertility and weed, insect and disease management issues. Technology and information gained from research are also extended through the support of the various demonstration programs.

The Board also collaborates with other states on regional research efforts. Additional resources and efficiencies are gained by participate in research efforts with both the Mid-South Soybean Board and the Aflatoxin Mitigation Center of Excellence. Through cooperative research programs, we are able to increase the funds and resources available to address selected regional issues and focus more attention on selected problems.

While the Board is mainly focused on production research, market development activities are also supported with the United Soybean Board, National Corn Growers Association and the U.S. Grains Council. At the national level, investments in foreign market development projects and new uses for grain are paying dividends. These efforts are focused on building strong demand from both traditional export and domestic markets.

The Board will be meeting November 20-21, 2014, in Baton Rouge at the LSU AgCenter to hear reports on funded projects and review new proposals.

Checkoff dollars make these efforts possible. On behalf of the Board, I thank you for your support of these programs.

Sincerely,

Raymond Schexnayder, Chairman, Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board

RAYMOND S. SCHEXNAYDER JR. Chairman Ventress lilrayschex@yahoo.com
225-638-7770 home
225-718-4583 cell
225-627-6806 office

THOMAS ATER
Vidalia
ater201@ymail.com
601-807-1914 cell
 


JOEY OLIVIER
Arnaudville
joeyolivier@aol.com
337-879-2827 home
337-945-3606 cell
337-945-3606 office

DARRELL J. VANDEVEN
St. Joseph
dvan@nexussystems.net
318-766-4646 home
318-282-5780 cell
318-766-4963 office

J.K. BORDELON
 Vice Chairman
Moreauville
jkbordelon@centurytel.net  
318-985-2451 home
318-359-2222 cell

DONALD J. BERKEN
Welsh
dberken@centurytel.net  
337-734-2403 home
337-526-3777 cell


CARLOS POLOTZOLA
Melville
cdpolotzola@aol.com
337-566-3754 home
337-789-7298 cell


 

CHARLES J. CANNATELLA
Secretary-Treasurer
Melville
denisecannatella@hotmail.com
337-623-5200 home
337-207-4730 cell

LEO FRANCHEBOIS
Opelousas
j_franchebois@yahoo.com
337-948-4365 home
337-331-3341 cell
225-922-1138 office

ROBERT THEVIS
Simmesport
rthevis@kricket.net
318-941-2515 home
318-282-5780 cell


 

KYLE L. MCCANN
Executive Director
Baton Rouge
kylem@lfbf.org  
225-405-5182 cell
225-922-6209 office
225-922-6229 fax

RYAN KIRBY
Belcher
Rkirby16@yahoo.com
 318-773-7099 cell


DAN TURNER
Mer Rouge Dturner1755@hotmail.com
318-366-6827 cell



This article was published in the 2014 Louisiana Soybean & Grain Research & Promotion Board Report

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