During this ILSoyAdvisor webinar, Dr. Trent Ford will discuss what's happened with the weather so far this year and how he sees the rest of the season and harvest shaping up. He'll also discuss longer-term trends in our climate and the implications for agriculture in Illinois.
When it comes to smart seed buying decisions, everyone wants the highest-yielding option. But finding a hybrid or variety that matches your operation and supports your broader farm management plan is just as critical to long-term success.
In this ILSoyAdvisor Webinar, Laura Gentry, Ph.D., reviewed how using Precision Conservation Management (PCM) benefits farmers both financially and environmentally, including results using cover crops, tillage and conservation outcomes.
Frank Rademacher is the newest edition to the PCM team and heard about the position because he himself has been a part of PCM for several years and seen, firsthand, the benefits of the program. After graduating from the U of I in 2018 with a degree in Crop Science, he started farming with his father and helped transition their operation to 100% no-till, cover crops, and non-GMO. “I’m excited to use my agronomy background and on-farm experience to help maximize the success of the PCM farmers,” Frank says. Frank enjoys the variety farming brings – combining biology, chemistry, [...]
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.