The Illinois Soybean Association Agronomy team spent the whole three days at Farm Progress Show in our newly developed soybean plots discussing agronomic and research topics such as soil health, soybean cyst nematode, weed identification, and pest management. A cover crop plot was also exhibited with over 15 species being demonstrated from clover to winter pea. A lot of effort and behind-the-scenes work went into the plots, and we want to thank Richland Community College and Farm Progress for allowing us to develop this site. In the off years of FPS, we will host a field day for farmers and agronomists.
If you didn’t make it to the plots in Decatur, or if you’re curious about our team’s initiatives and programming, watch the video and spend a day with us at Farm Progress Show!
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.