Chester County Farmer Appointed to Pennsylvania Soybean Board
HARRISBURG, PA (February 4, 2021) – At their February meeting, the Pennsylvania Soybean Board welcomed Dylan Beam, a soybean farmer from Elverson, Chester County, to the Board of farmer/leaders who administer the soybean checkoff on behalf of Pennsylvania soybean growers.
A 2017 graduate of Penn State with a degree in Agronomy, Beam farms with his father, Bill, and brother, Matt, on their family-owned and operated cash crop farm and wood shaving business. His role on the farm primarily focuses on agronomic operations and decisions, including inputs, rotations, seed purchases, and sprayer applications.
“It is an honor to be chosen to represent our state’s soybean farmers as a member of the Pennsylvania Soybean Board,” says Beam. “My goal is to promote soybean farmers and the hard work that we all put in. I feel that the Board is a crucial resource for farmers, and I hope to focus on assisting farmers in achieving higher yields while overcoming the changes in prices, the environment, and developing technology.”
The Pennsylvania Soybean Board is a farmer-controlled Board responsible for managing Pennsylvania’s share of funds received from the nationwide Soybean Checkoff program. Checkoff funds are used for implementing a program of promotion, research, consumer information,
and industry information designed to strengthen the soybean industry’s position in the marketplace, to maintain and expand existing domestic and foreign markets and uses for soybeans and soybean products, and to develop new markets and uses for soybeans and soybean products.
About the Pennsylvania Soybean Board
The Pennsylvania Soybean Board is a farmer-controlled Board responsible for managing Pennsylvania’s share of funds received from the nationwide Soybean Checkoff program. The funding is available under an assessment program, approved by Congress in 1990, under which soybean farmers contribute 50 cents of every $100 they receive for their beans at the first point of sale. Funds are used to develop markets, educate consumers, and research new ways to utilize and produce soybeans more efficiently. For more information, visit www.pasoybean.org.