Funded by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program.

Soybean Summit

ISA Presents Premier Agronomic Events for Illinois Soybean Farmers

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 [...]

By |December 8, 2021|

Soybean Summit Q&A with Dr. Shawn Conley

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 [...]

By |February 15, 2021|

Say Hello at the Virtual 2021 Soybean Summit

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 [...]

By |December 16, 2020|

2020 Soybean Summit Recap

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 [...]

By |March 18, 2020|

2019 Soybean Summit – Springfield, IL

Over 280 growers, advisers and industry professionals gathered Feb. 4, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois for a day of learning and growth. Bryce Knorr, senior analyst with Farm Futures, kicked the 2019 Soybean Summit off with a look at the 2018 and 2019 soybean market. Knorr noted that the historically high stock supply of soybeans, created by six years in a row of record harvests, will continue to lead to low soybean prices this year. Additionally, China’s reduced demand due to a slowing economy, tariffs and African Swine fever in their hog population will impact U.S. [...]

By |February 9, 2019|

Going Back to Soybean School

This past month the Illinois Soybean Association hosted its annual Soybean Summit in Springfield, Illinois with an amazing turnout. During such events, it can become overwhelming to take in and understand all the information that was presented. I tend to find myself reviewing complicated information for several months after learning about it, and ultimately trying to determine how to implement needed changes before I forget about it all together. Over this past year I have coined the term, “Become a Student of Your Field,” meaning listen and watch what kind of story or message a particular field is telling [...]

By |January 27, 2018|

Springfield is the Capital of Soybean Knowledge on Jan. 11

ILSoyAdvisor will deliver in-depth yield and profitability advice to Illinois soybean farmers at the 2018 Soybean Summit on Jan. 11. Held at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., this free event provides a full day of expert advice, proven research and collaborative information. ILSoyAdvisor Soybean Summit is sponsored by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program. This year’s summit will update soybean farmers and industry participants on the latest management techniques and new products and services for soybean production. “If you grow soybeans—especially if you want bigger yields and better profits—you need to attend the [...]

By |December 6, 2017|
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