This presentation was recorded at Illinois Soybean Association’s Better Beans event on January 11, 2024 in Bloomington, IL.
Stephanie Porter is the Outreach Agronomist for the Illinois Soybean Association, with over 20 years of experience in agronomy and plant pathology. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois, is a Certified Crop Advisor, and was named the 2018 Illinois Certified Crop Adviser Master Soybean Advisor.
Kelsey Litchfield is the Agronomic Outreach Specialist for the Illinois Soybean Association. In her role, she manages ILSoyAdvisor media platforms and assists the agronomy team with events and field days.
A native of Rio, IL, Kelsey earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2017 where she double majored in Agricultural Communications and Broadcast Journalism.
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.