An Update on COVID-19 and your Missouri Soybean Organizations

Thank you for your understanding and support over the past few weeks, and as we move forward under the changing conditions surrounding COVID-19.  It is a priority for our team to keep you up-to-date and to provide the service you expect of your Missouri Soybean Association, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council and the Foundation for Soy Innovation – while avoiding unnecessary risks to the health and safety of our team and yours.

At this time, the Center for Soy Innovation and Bay Farm Research Facility are not open to visitors. We are monitoring the situation nearly continuously and will share updates as available.

We are continuing normal administrative operations for both the Center for Soy Innovation in Jefferson City and the Bay Farm Research Facility in Columbia as we navigate the ongoing COVID-19 situation. However, we are not able to offer tours of either facility at this time and many of our staff are transitioning to working remotely. All events, including facility tours and meetings, are being postponed or moved to virtual platforms. Field work is being evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Our team is committed to remaining flexible as this situation evolves, and we have the tools to serve you through regular communication channels regardless of our locations. If you’d like to reach a staff person directly, individual contact information is posted online at and – like always.

We appreciate your understanding and know you too are in the midst of a very disruptive and challenging time given the uncertainty and the continued trajectory of the virus. Thank you for your continued support as we all try to navigate this rapidly changing situation.  

Stay healthy and safe. 
God Bless.

Gary M. Wheeler
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
Missouri Soybean Association
Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council
Foundation for Soy Innovation