The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) successfully hosted its annual Soybean Summit on February 1st. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about techniques for maximizing soybean yields while preserving soil health. The event featured ISA’s on-farm trialing service and valuable insights from a farmer panel. Attendees explored ISA’s checkoff-funded research projects and gained deeper insight into carbon markets. The summit covered various topics, including cover crop trends, secrets to high-yield soybean farming, the 2024 chemical supply chain, and effective soybean pest management. The Tradeshow provided opportunities to engage with industry partners, and happy hour included updates on student research projects.


THURSDAY, FEB. 1, 2024
7 AM – 5:30 PM
IHotel and Illinois Conference Center, 1900 S. 1st. St
Champaign, IL

Research Poster Competition & Happy Hour

13 graduate students from around Illinois participated in the second annual Student Research Poster Competition at Soybean Summit on February 1, 2024 in Champaign. To learn more about the student research projects that were featured at Soybean Summit, visit the link below.

2024 Winners: (L-R) Heidi Allen Asensio (1st Place), Darby Danzl (3rd Place), and Danillo Leite (2nd Place)

How to Self-Report for Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) CEU’s for Soybean Summit

  1. Go to Home | Certified Crop Adviser
  2. Click on “Self-Report CEU’s” in the menu and complete the log-in.
  3. This will take you directly to a CEU Reporting form that will require a meeting title (ISA Soybean Summit – presentation title), city (Champaign), state (IL), Sponsoring organization (ISA), and meeting date (Feb. 1st, 2024). Other information that is optional is speaker name/contact information, competency areas, and number of CEU’s.
  4. Click on “Submit and Enter Additional” or “Submit and Done” button.
  5. Once you have submitted your CEUs please check your CEU statement to ensure they have been added to your account.
  6. Please keep any supporting documentation (e.g. agendas, certificates) for your records in the event you are selected for an audit.

Take a look at some of our favorite scenes from the 2024 Soybean Summit.