QUALISOY®: Where Collaboration Meets Innovation

QUALISOY is an independent, third-party collaboration that promotes the development of and builds the market for the latest soybean traits. QUALISOY partners with the entire U.S. soy value chain, from seed companies to food manufacturers and animal feed producers, to create trait-enhanced soybean oils and meal that offer desirable traits, such as improved nutrition and functionality. QUALISOY is guided by representatives from all sectors of the soybean industry.

The QUALISOY mission: To create added value and increase global competitiveness for U.S. soy through assistance in the development, commercialization and promotion of the latest soybean traits.

QUALISOY is a collaboration funded by the United Soybean Board (USB) Checkoff. QUALISOY aims to drive demand and secure utilization of trait-enhanced soybean oils and shortenings among the food industry, ultimately increasing profits for U.S. soybean farmers and the soy value chain. 


To learn more, download the QUALISOY: An Industry Collaboration brochure.

Grower Commitment

The USB and QUALISOY are committed to the expansion and success of trait-enhanced soybeans. U.S. soybean farmers collaborate with seed technology companies to determine which traits and products most benefit food companies and consumers. Investing in research to develop trait-enhanced soybean varieties, such as high oleic soybeans, allows the U.S. soy industry to provide ingredients with an improved fat profile that meet food companies’ product performance and functionality needs. This focus on improved soybean traits will translate to value for the entire soy value chain.

16 million acres of high oleic soybeans are expected to be planted by 2028.

Visit our grower-focused initiative led by the United Soybean Board at www.soyinnovation.com.

Meet the 2019 QUALISOY Board of Directors

Polly Ruhland

CEO
United Soybean Board
Missouri

Dan Corcoran

Chairman
United Soybean Board
Ohio

David Tillman

Vice-Chair
Stratas Foods
Tennessee

Jim Domagalski

Treasurer
United Soybean Board
Michigan

Darren Moody

Member-at-Large
Bunge North America
Missouri

Robert Collette

Institute of Shortening & Edible Oils
Washington, D.C.

Adriano Santos

Monsanto
Missouri

Jake McCammack

Archer Daniels Midland Company
Illinois

Kyle Maple

WinField United
Mississippi

Matt Porter

Perdue
Maryland

Thomas A. Hammer

National Oilseed Processors Association
Washington D.C.

Roy Scott

USDA-ARS
Maryland

Don Latham

Seed & Technology
Iowa

Victor Bohuslavsky

Nebraska Soybean Board
Nebraska

Jane Ade Stevens

Indiana Soybean Alliance
Indiana

Lewis Bainbridge

United Soybean Board
South Dakota

Gregg Fujan

United Soybean Board
Nebraska

Walter Godwin

United Soybean Board
Georgia

Meagan Kaiser

United Soybean Board
Missouri

Rochelle Krusemark

United Soybean Board
Minnesota

Dean Coleman

American Soybean Association
Iowa

Melinda Whittle

Monsanto
Missouri

Meet the QUALISOY Staff

Richard Galloway

Oils Expert, QUALISOY Staff
Mount Pleasant, SC

Richard Galloway, QUALISOY consultant, is president of Galloway & Associates, LLC, and consults with domestic and foreign agricultural processing, vegetable oil refining and grain handling industries. He is also co-editor of the book Soybeans: Chemistry, Production, Processing, and Utilization, published by the American Oil Chemists’ Society. Galloway provides insights on market, technical, strategic and business perspectives of crushing, refining and food production to QUALISOY.

Frank Flider

Oils Expert, QUALISOY Staff
Scottsdale, AZ

Frank Flider, QUALISOY consultant, is active in the Institute of Food Technologists and American Oils Chemists' Society, and serves as senior associate editor for the Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society. Flider is the author of numerous technical papers and holds two U.S. patents. He brings more than 35 years of technical, managerial and marketing experience in the oilseed and agricultural biotech industries to QUALISOY.

Dennis Strayer

Oils Expert, QUALISOY Staff
Columbus, OH

Dennis Strayer, QUALISOY consultant, brings over 40 years of experience in the oilseed business in analytical, processing, functional applications, as well as in sales and marketing. He has a background in quality control and assurance, regulatory affairs and food safety and is an active member of the American Oil Chemists’ Society and Institute of Food Technologists. He has also served in the past on the Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils and Grocery Manufacturers Association technical committees.

Vicki Nesper

QUALISOY Staff
Seattle, WA

Vicki Nesper carries extensive PR and marketing experience that includes ingredient marketing, consumer and industry research, nutrition communication, public affairs, issues management, collateral development and more.

Mike Greenwood

QUALISOY Staff
Scottsdale, AZ

For over 25 years Mike Greenwood has been leading strategic business, marketing, media and public relations programs in the food industry and other industries. He has been managing food and nutrition programs for the United Soybean Board since 2013. His career also includes more than a decade in television news.

Kandi Bradford

QUALISOY Staff
St. Louis, MO

Greta Bierbaum

QUALISOY Staff
St. Louis, MO

Greta Bierbaum leads farmer engagement activities for both QUALISOY and the United Soybean Board’s Oil Target Area. Bierbaum’s primary focus is raising awareness and understanding of high oleic soybeans with the soybean farmer audience. She brings 10 years of farmer communications experience to QUALISOY.

Partner Organizations

The diverse group behind QUALISOY ensures the entire soybean value chain is involved in the development of trait-enhanced soybeans. This unique partnership drives research, evaluates new and emerging technologies, facilitates stakeholder relations and encourages adoption of beneficial soybean varieties.


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Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils Inc.
Latham Hi-tech seeds
Bayer
Nebraska Soybean Board
Perdue
Stratas Foods
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United Soybean Board
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