My guest on today's AM Minnesota program is David Kee Director of Research for the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. Remember the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council is the check-off organization. All Minnesota Soybean Growers pay into the check-off when they sell a bushel of soybeans. Those funds can only be used for research, education and promotion. Each year the books of the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council is audited by the USDA to make sure the funds are properly spent.

The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council consists of Minnesota Soybean Growers elected by Soybean Growers in Minnesota to serve on the council. Those elected Minnesota Soybean growers determine how check-off funds are spent. A number of research projects are funded each year on production issues important to soybean growers. Examples include managing weed resistance, soybean aphids and sudden death syndrome. We will find out more on today's AM Minnesota Program.