The United Soybean Board

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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.

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2021 VA Grains & Soybean Annual Conference

January 28, 2021

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*Due to COVID-19, this year’s conference will be a virtual experience*

Conference Schedule

  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am: Dr. David Kohl
  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am: Dr. Kohl Q&A
  • 10:30 am -10:35 am: Break 
  • 10:35 am – 11:05 am: Virginia Soybean Association Annual Meeting
  • 11:05 am – 11:35 am: Virginia Grain Producers Association Annual Meeting
  • 11:45am – 12:00 pm: Wrap Up and Upcoming Events

 *Schedule may change. We will make sure to keep the schedule updated should there be any changes.*

Dr. David Kohl presents “Managing Through a Black Swan Cycle”

To those who have followed Dr. Kohl over the years, he often discussed the possible black swans with some ribbing and jokes from the listeners.  Well, the black swan landed like no other bird, creating economic, social and emotional anxiety in its wake.  

 As the black swan event progresses, how will it impact trade, globalization, consumer behaviors, and business models in the society of the future?  How can the agricultural industry adapt and capitalize in an economic environment analogous to the book Who Moved my Cheese?

How will individuals and businesses embrace change in a post-COVID world?  What are the top ten business, family and personal strategies that can provide an edge to managing through this and other potential black swan events?

 Come join this webinar where award winning Dr. Kohl brings decades of perspectives and experiences that will be customized to your audience or situation.

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Thank you to our sponsors:
Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Perdue Agribusiness
AgRisk Management by Weller & Associates
Virginia Farm Bureau: Grain Marketing 
Nutrien Ag Solutions
Montague Farms, Inc.
Rockydale Quarries
Crabbe Aviation
The Mennel Milling Co & Old Dominion Grain
Colonial Farm Credit
Carmeuse Americas