Corn Farmer Input Drives Nebraska Corn Checkoff Research Investments

When determining how to invest corn checkoff dollars in research projects, the Nebraska Corn Board asked for ideas from the very people who have the most at stake—Nebraska’s corn farmers.
The Nebraska Corn Board recently conducted a survey of Nebraska corn farmers, researchers, crop consultants and extension educators, asking them to identify the areas of greatest importance to the future of profitable, sustainable corn production in the state.
“As we allocate checkoff dollars to research, we want to focus on the issues that present the greatest challenges and opportunities for Nebraska corn farmers,” said Debbie Borg, a farmer from Allen, Nebraska, and chair of the Nebraska Corn Board’s research committee. “Through this survey, the farmers who invest in the checkoff and advocates of the corn industry have told us what’s important to them and helped us determine the priorities for research projects.”

for full story see December 16 Courier

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