Kentucky Soybean Board

The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board invests checkoff dollars to create opportunities for increased profitability.

KSPB board members are appointed – four by KSA, two by Kentucky Farm Bureau and one by the Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture. The Kentucky representatives who serve on the United Soybean Board and the American Soybean Association Boards are also members of the KSPB by virtue of those positions.

KSPB is funded by soybean farmers’ checkoff dollars, and the board serves as stewards of those funds, investing in research and new uses, promoting animal agriculture, discovering and promoting new uses for soy-based products and helping educate the public, thus keeping soybeans as a top-of-mind commodity with consumers.

Board members are not designated by geographic region, but are selected/appointed on a statewide basis.

Kentucky Farmer-Leaders:  The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board (KSPB) is looking for farmers interested in filling one of Kentucky’s two director positions with the United Soybean Board (USB).

Any soybean farmer who is affected by the soybean checkoff is eligible to serve. To be considered for the position, farmers must complete the required application and “Agreement to Serve” documentation.

The KSPB Board of Directors will submit to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the names of two potential nominees. The Secretary of Agriculture will make the final appointment. The chosen individual will begin serving the three-year term in December 2017 and will be eligible to serve up to two additional terms.

Interested farmers should contact Debbie Ellis at the KSPB office at 800-232-6769 or email To access the Application and Agreement to Serve, click here.