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. [...]
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 [...]
We want Illinois soybean farmers to be the most knowledgeable and profitable producers in the world, and the checkoff-funded ILSoyAdvisor.com 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 [...]
A few weeks ago, we posted an article about the top three questions we were asked at the Northern Illinois Farm Show. Along with those questions, there are certain topics that seem to be brought up at every farm show we attend, and one of them is biodiesel. We hear sometimes that people have issues with biodiesel gelling up and are hesitant to use it again. “Gelling” can refer to fuel thickening due to wax crystal or clumping from extreme cold temperatures. The problem here is likely not due to the biodiesel itself, but a problem with the equipment, [...]
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.