Hello, my name is Bill Orr. I am the owner of Agronomic Insights in Reddick, Illinois. Agronomic Insights is an independent crop consulting company that sells Pioneer seed, does GPS-based soil testing and crop scouting. I enjoy working with growers to solve problems and help them improve their production practices.
Soybeans seem to be unique because increasing yield hasn’t been as easy as it has been for corn. And it comes down to priority and focus. Why do corn get all the attention and soybeans seem to be ignored? Some growers don’t treat soybeans as a priority for high production. I feel that we can help the grower improve their soybean production and profitability by bringing more intense management to their operation.
I am a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) and a former member of the Illinois Certified Crop Adviser Board. I am also a graduate of Joliet Junior College and have both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in agronomy from the University of Illinois.
Besides consulting, I am a grain farmer in the Reddick area and my Sherri and I have four children.
As a CCA and farming and working in crop district 5, I look forward to advising growers on producing high-yield soybeans and answering your questions.
Bill Orr is the owner of Agronomic Insights and has been in the seed and fertilizer business for over 29 years. He also currently farms with his family in Reddick, Ill. He believes that his experience helps him better understand the challenges that farmers face and is looking forward to sharing that experience as a Soy CCA Envoy.