First Purchasers

Virginia Department of Taxation requires that first purchasers (grain elevators) register their businesses for proper implementation of the soybean checkoff. To register a business, click here.

Elevators may use this form to remit soybean checkoff: SPARC Form.

The United Soybean Board

Go Beyond the Bean and get the latest information on animal agriculture, biodiesel, production and other soybean-related issues.


Production Research

VSB allocates nearly 50 percent of its operating budget each year to production research. Learn about these dollars in action through the Virginia Soybean Update.

Click here to view 2014 VSB-funded projects.

Click here to view 2013 VSB-funded projects.

Click here to view 2012 VSB-funded projects.

VA Soybean Board

The Virginia Soybean Board consists of a well-rounded group of individuals representing soybean farmers, seedsmen, processors, country buyers and exporters. The individuals serve three-year terms with vacancies appointed by the governor.


Joining The Board
The board nomination process begins with nominations from agricultural organizations, including the Virginia Soybean Association and Virginia Farm Bureau. The nominations are then submitted to the governor for appointment.