Funded by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program.


Increasing your knowledge

Are you an agronomist, CCA or producer and want to increase your knowledge about crop management? Attend the Illinois CCA and Ag Masters Conferences and earn up to 7.5 CEUs at CCA and 7.0 at Ag Masters. Illinois CCA Conference Ag Masters Conference Dec. 6 – 7, 2017 Crowne Plaza, Springfield, The CCA Conference will be held the first day, Wednesday, December 6. Speakers include Sally Fils; TFI Ivan Dozier, NRCS; Mary Tate, Kellogg Co.; Warren Goetsch and Doug Owens, IDoA; Jean Payne, IFCA; Heidi Peterson, IPNI; and University of Illinois faculty Emerson Nafziger, Laura Christianson and Gary Schnitkey. [...]

By |December 5, 2017|

Nominate a CCA for the Soybean Master Adviser Award

Do you know an experienced Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) who has a passion for soybean management? Nominate him or her for the annual Soybean Master Adviser award, presented by the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program. The award is part of ISA’s effort to recognize CCAs for their contribution to soybean production in Illinois. This is the second year the award has been given. CCA Kris Ehlers with Ehler Bros. was the first recipient. Interested Illinois CCAs whose certification is active, and involved in soybean management can be nominated. The award will be presented to the winning CCA at [...]

By |November 2, 2017|

Soybean Growers: Don’t Miss This Opportunity

We want Illinois soybean farmers to be the most knowledgeable and profitable producers in the world, and the checkoff-funded platform was created to do just that - to help you become a better soybean manager, while increasing yields and improving your bottom line. This summer we will once again pull together soybean experts to share their advice and local growing tips during the two, free Field Day events. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear about the hot topics for this growing season at the half-day event nearest your farm. RosevilleField Day: Wednesday, July 19, Moore [...]

By |June 6, 2017|

Need CEU credits? Check out our Webinar Series

Certified Crop Advisers who still need Continuing Education Units should visit, where we include an archived list of all previous ISA/ webinars, organized by type of credit. These checkoff-funded webinars are available anytime, no matter where you are—they’re even viewable on mobile devices. Just tune in, then log onto your CCA account and self-report your credits. Easy, convenient access to soybean management is what ILSoyAdvisor is here for. If you value this type of content, let us know in the comments section below.

By |December 1, 2016|

Agronomy: U of I Agronomy Day

Join us on Thursday, August 18th for Agronomy Day! Discover the latest research, technology, and industry data from University of Illinois faculty and staff in the College of ACES. The event will be hosted in a new location: 4202 South First Street in Savoy, Illinois. In addition to a new location, we’ve made many improvements for participants including: disabled parking, shorter walking distances between tours, new faculty speakers, and a tour of SoyFACE. Field tours begin at 7 a.m. with presentations from researchers covering: nutrient management, drone demonstrations, farm economics, weed management, plant diseases, and more! Don’t miss new Illinois [...]

By |July 28, 2016|

Agronomy: Checkoff Funds Help Replace Peoria Co. Bridge

Illinois data from the 2015 National Bridge Inventory finds that more than 2,200 bridges are structurally deficient and nearly another 2,000 are functionally obsolete. It’s no easy task, but ISA is working to improve rural bridge infrastructure across the state. And with the upcoming reconstruction of the Trivoli Road Bridge in Peoria County as an example, ISA is improving farmer productivity in the process. The Trivoli Road Bridge was the subject of a county infrastructure prioritization study in 2014. Thanks in part to the bridge’s high benefit-cost ratio identified through the study, the bridge is slated to be rebuilt [...]

By |March 4, 2016|

Agronomy: Trans Update: Basis and River Freight Reports

Did you know that over the recent couple of years, as much as 43 – 44% of soybeans grown in Illinois are exported? Efficient transportation systems and sound infrastructure can help ensure Illinois soybean farmers maintain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Learn the latest on transportation in this monthly update. Transportation Update, May 2015 Soybean Basis Remains Steady With harvest pressures over, basis has largely held steady for soybeans and corn. The latest soybean basis maps reflect a slight strengthening over the last 30 days from St. Louis eastward across Illinois and into Indiana and Ohio. As [...]

By |May 11, 2015|
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