Hello, I’m Lynda Anderson and I’m your 2015 Northwest Illinois Soybean Envoy. I live in Galva, located in southern Henry County, with my husband, Jim, and our three teenage children. I was raised on a corn and soybean farm, in which I am still involved. My passion for agriculture began on the farm as a kid. And today I continue to be passionate about the impact farmers have on feeding the world. I am a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Agricultural Economics. Since graduating, I have worked in the agriculture industry in West Central Illinois specializing in seed, crop protection and precision agriculture.
When I was asked to be a member of the 2015 Illinois Soybean Association/Illinois Certified Crop Advisor program, I jumped at the opportunity. I believe that these two organizations have brought some of the best agronomists in the State of Illinois together with a common goal of increasing your soybean yields and increasing your soybean profitability. My goal for the 2015 crop year is to work with growers, suppliers, consultants and other key soybean experts in Northwest Illinois to identify and adopt the best soybean management practices and the newest technologies to increase their soybean yields and increase their profitability. I want to better understand the challenges you are facing and help you find solutions. Over the next year I will be sharing relevant, timely information from the district about producing high-yield soybeans. By continually adopting best soybean management practices and new technologies, we can increase your soybean yields by 5 to 10 bushels per acre.
I look forward to working with those who have a vested interest in soybean production. Together we will increase soybean yields and profitability, decrease environmental impact and feed a growing world.
Lynda Anderson is a Technical Service Consultant with Bayer CropScience in West Central Illinois. Lynda is responsible for sharing agronomic advice with retail salesmen and growers on production practices, crop protection needs, seed placement, and ag technology practices.
Lynda received her Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois and has 21 years agronomy, ag technology, seed sales and crop protection experience. Lynda is also involved in the family corn and soybean farm in southern Henry County with her Dad and brother.