We are excited to announce the first ever Illinois Soybean Association Student Research Poster Competition! The competition will take place at our 2023 Soybean Summit on February 2 at the I Hotel in Champaign, IL.
Illinois’ favorite soybean events are back and registration is now open! Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is excited to announce the return of the Better Beans series, and the 2022 Soybean Summit, both of which will return to in-person formats. The Better Beans event series brings local soybean knowledge specific to farmers’ regions, offering up the chance to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and conditions affecting them directly. Participants will receive agronomy insights for their soil, planting tips for their regional weather and much more. These events will take place: January 20 in Sycamore, Illinois; January 27 in Decatur, Illinois; and [...]
Dr. Shawn Conley’s virtual Soybean Summit session held on Wednesday, February 10, discussed how changes in soybean physiology have influenced soybean yield potential. Conley also walked through the growing season and discussed the interaction of inputs with soybean growth stage and calculated the role that soybean phenology plays in overall yield response. Below are questions from audience members and his responses to their inquiries. Q: If we can go down to 80K plants/acre and still have 98% yield, should we only be planting at 100K plants/acre initially? Save on seed cost? - Neil Stoller, Akron Services, Inc. A: I [...]
BLOOMINGTON, ILL – December 16, 2020 – Registration for the 2021 Soybean Summit is now open! This three-morning virtual summit experience, themed “Say Hello: Home Edition” will take place February 10, 17, and 24, 2021. Funded by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program, this event provides a rich lineup of expert speakers sharing the latest agronomic insights, sustainable production and agribusiness management advice, along with actionable recommendations to improve farmer yields, sustainably, and boost bottom lines. Some of this year’s Soybean Summit speakers include: Dr. Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Specialist; Molly Stalker, East Region Specialty Grains Leader [...]
The 2020 Soybean Summit was held March 10 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois, and 260 soybean producers, advisers and industry professionals gathered for a day of learning and growth. John McGillicuddy, McGillicuddy and Corrigan Agronomics, set the tone for the day as the first keynote speaker. McGillicuddy spoke about designing on farm research studies to test new agronomic practices and how the best agronomic decisions come from your personal research. He encouraged farmers to allocate their resources (whether its plant nutrition, money or time) to the most important part of any soybean crop: the soybeans. It’s important [...]
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability.