Introduction of Soybeans into North America Historical Marker Erected

Josh McGill Field Crops, General, Georgia, Soybeans

Soybean Historical MarkerSaturday marked an exciting day for the American soybean industry. With research done by Dr. Ted Hymowitz and help from the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Soybeans, the Georgia/ Florida Soybean Association and the Georgia Historical Society, a historical marker was placed on Skidaway Island, Georgia to mark the place where soybeans were first introduced and grown in North America. We sat down with Dr. Roger Boerma, a former University of Georgia soybean breeder who is now the executive director of Georgia Seed Development, to give us an overview of the marker dedication ceremony.

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