NSRL: National Soybean Research Laboratory

Processing and Marketing Soybeans for Meat, Dairy, Baking and Snack Application

The annual INTSOY course was held at NSRL June 2-7, 2013. This intensive, five-day course is designed for technical, plant management, marketing, quality control, and research personnel interested in prINTSOY CLASS 2012omoting private sector expansion of soybean foods in the international market. Participants received training in soybean processing and utilization at the INTSOY facilities and lectures were held in the National Soybean Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois.

Visit the Course Website for more details and information about the agenda, speakers, and how look for information in the coming months about the next INTSOY course to be held June 1-6, 2014



NSRL is your information source for research in soybeans —
from production to consumption.

We lead the way in developing innovative processing and marketing techniques involving soy. We educate society on the advantages of a soy enriched diet along with promoting the health benefits of eating soy. We also explore the genetics of soybeans, respond to marketplace challenges and assist in expanding the scope, size and profitability of the U.S. soybean industry.



Meds & Food for Kids in Haiti

A cooperative grant effort between the National Soybean Research Lab based in Champaign, Illinois, the United States Department of Agriculture, and a Haiti based Not-for-Profit called Meds & Food for Kids is working to fight malnutrition in the Caribbean nation while at the same creating economic prosperity. Todd Gleason files this report from the north end of the island. Click here to watch.


Excellence in Production Research Award to Brian Diers


Brian Diers

University of Illinois Crop Sciences professor, Brian Diers, Ph.D., recently won the prestigious Excellence in Production Research Award from the United Soybean Board. Diers has devoted much of his career to soybean breeding and genetics research and to developing new soybean varieties that U.S. soybean farmers are using in their fields today. He is professor of plant breeding and associate head of the Crop Sciences Department at the University of Illinois. Diers received a Ph.D. and M.S. in plant breeding and cytogenetics from Iowa State University and a B.S. in agronomy from the University of Minnesota.
The United Soybean Board through checkoff proudly recognizes individuals, organizations or companies, like Diers, whose achievements make positive impacts on the U.S. soybean industry or the soybean checkoff. The 69 farmer-directors of USB oversee the investments of the soy checkoff to maximize profit opportunities for all U.S. soybean farmers. The full article is available HERE.

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University of Illinois International Week- April 8-14

Celebrate all things international during the week of April 8-14, 2013 on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. International Week at Illinois is comprised of a series of educational, cultural and recreational events designed to foster interest in our global community. Coordinated by International Programs and Studies and a cross-campus organizing committee, the goal of International Week is to raise awareness about the breadth of international education, activities and resources at Illinois. We invite students, faculty, staff, and the Champaign-Urbana community to join us in celebrating international education at Illinois. The promotional flyer detailing the daily events is found HERE.

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