You’re already an expert…share your expertise and insights in soybean production as an Illinois Soy Envoy. The Soy Envoy program, an initiative by ILSoyAdvisor and the Illinois Soybean Association, features seasoned experts in the soybean industry offering valuable insights to Illinois soybean farmers. This team of six professionals shares their extensive agronomic knowledge through various mediums, including written articles, videos, and audio interviews, available on the Field Notes blog at Additionally, Soy Envoys provide timely reports on crop conditions in their respective regions throughout the growing season.

Responsibilities involve providing monthly contributions to the ILSoyAdvisor Crop Report and Field Notes blog. ISA will produce a video with each Soy Envoy on an agronomy topic of your choosing. Soy Envoys act as ambassadors for ISA, participating in winter meetings, summer field days, and other relevant opportunities. Upon completion of the program, Soy Envoys will receive a $2,000 stipend for their contributions and efforts.

Farmers, certified crop advisers, agronomists, and industry professionals are welcome to apply – The Soy Envoy application closes on February 2nd. Kickoff meeting and a communications training will be held at the Illinois Soybean Association Home Office in Bloomington, IL on March 8th. Questions? Contact Stephanie Porter at

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About the Author: Kelsey Litchfield

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.

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