The annual Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) Request for Proposals is open and accepting submissions to conduct work with checkoff funded dollars for fiscal year 2024 (September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024). As Research Agronomist on the agronomy team here at ISA, I am excited to help solicit proposals specifically related to soybean production in Illinois. We are looking for research proposals that create opportunities to increase on-farm profitability sustainably and, where it makes sense, include an education and outreach component from which growers, landowners, and agriculture professionals can gain new knowledge.

Check out to see active research projects for FY23, and our Researcher Recruitment piece below to learn more about the process of partnering with ISA on research projects.

Proposals are due on May 1, 2023. You can find the RFP templates at

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About the Author: Jennifer Jones

​As Research Agronomist for the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), Jennifer Jones works on behalf of Illinois soybean farmers in the development and the implementation of conservation agricultural research and outreach programs. She supports research efforts and helps communicate both in-field and edge-of-field research and validation studies to ISA’s farmer audiences; leads demonstration of conservation agriculture practices; and raises awareness of best management and continuous improvement practices for conservation agriculture in Illinois. Contact Jennifer at

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