John Fleming, Tarboro – Treasurer

NCSPA Board Names New Leadership

On January 13, 2017, the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association elected new officers and executive committee members for the board of directors. John Fleming of Scotland Neck, N.C. was elected president of the Association. “I am excited to serve the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association as its president,” commented Fleming. “I look forward to helping…

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NCSPA Hires Digital Communications Intern

There is a new addition to the staff at the NCSPA! Mary Kate Morgan is joining the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association as the Digital Communication Intern. In this role, she will assist with various initiatives including social media, consumer outreach, virtual grower events, and expanding educational resources for K-12 students and teachers. Mary Kate…

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NCSPA Hires Owen Wagner as New CEO

A new CEO is taking the helm of the NCSPA effective April 15. Owen Wagner most recently worked at SAS Institute in Cary, N.C., where he was Manager of Agricultural Analytics working with the USDA and land grant universities. Prior to that, he worked as an agricultural economist at LMC International in Washington, D.C. In…

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NCSPA Online Marketplace Links Buyers and Sellers

Although thought of as a commodity, there have long been discrete markets within the soybean complex. Explicitly, this would include markets and premiums for non-GM or organic soybeans and, more recently, for soybeans with novel fatty acid profiles, namely high-oleic. While these premiums have been clear and publicized there have also long been implicit “markets”,…

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NCSPA seeking applicants for 2022 international agricultural immersion program

The North Carolina Soybeans Producers Association is seeking applications for an International Leadership and Cultural Immersion program for 2022. The program is being coordinated by the IFYE (International Farm Youth Exchange) Association of the USA and made possible through a grant provided by the United Soybean Board. IFYE has been coordinating international agricultural immersion programs…

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New Insect Guide Available Online

A new Soybean Insect Guide created by N.C. Extension entomologist Dr. Dominic Reisig and Virginia Extension Entomologist Dr. Ames Herbert is available from the United Soybean Board and the soybean checkoff. For those that have not been able to get a physical copy of the guide, it is available online on our website. The guide…

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New Soybean Promotion for N.C. Museum Visitors

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association is kicking off a new program to reach elementary and middle school students visiting the State Capitol complex in Raleigh. The program launches on October 4. The association partnered with the N.C. Museum of History to identify visiting groups from Title I schools and provide a drawstring backpack with…

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Nine Farmers Elected to Soybean Board

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association elected nine members to serve a three-year term on its board of directors at its 47th annual meeting in Durham, N.C. on Jan. 17, 2014. Directors on the state soybean board are responsible for overseeing the soybean checkoff-funded research, marketing and communications work of the association, as well as…

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Soy Checkoff Helps Fuel Demand Surge

A recent article in Farm Progress stated that global demand for soybeans has risen by more than 241 percent since 1990. By comparison, corn and wheat demand grew by 130 percent and 37 percent, respectively, during the same period. This is just one example of the positive impact farmers’ checkoff dollars is having on their market…

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